Thursday, October 09, 2014

How safe is the artificial turf on your child's sports field?

On NBC last night, this video report raises good questions about the safety of the material used to make artificial turf.

The issue is on next month's ballot in San Francisco as Proposition H, an initiative that raises that concern (See the page 129 of the Voter Information Pamphlet).

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At 1:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

let me guess, you're against the turf fields in golden gate park that kids will play sports on? maybe you're against it because you dont have kids?

At 2:04 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

This is about the ingredients of the artificial turf the city wants to use, not about "turf" in general. Why not real grass? Because the drones in City Hall don't want to pay for the upkeep on real grass.

At 7:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So we should pay big bucks for real grass - which causes a disproportionate amount of ACL injuries because it is so hard to maintain, but we should cut funding for ped safety. I see

At 4:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm surprised the bike people aren't against the plastic fields since includes a LOT of new paved parking spaces within the park near the soccer complex. Also, the cost of the plastic fields is at least 10 times that of restoring the turf. New York and Los Angeles are already ripping these plastic cancer causing fields out, but leave it to San Francisco to be putting one in.


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