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I-Team: Health Concerns Raised Over Artificial Turf Fields

BOSTON (CBS) – The snow is finally starting to melt and soon thousands of kids will be headed back outside for the spring sports season.<p>But the …

Artificial turf: can it impact children's health?

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Shaker Heights High School recently installed a beautiful, lush green artificial turf football field, just in time for the new …

Soccer Goalie Wonders If Synthetic Turf Poses Health Risks

The doctor told the young soccer goalie that his chest x-rays were the worst he’d ever seen.<p>Just 21 years old, Casey Sullivan was floored by the diagnosis of stage 4 Hodgkin lymphoma. The x-rays showed he had a tumor in his chest, he says now, “the size of a soccer ball.”<p>A dozen years later, …

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Feds promote artificial turf as safe despite health concerns

Lead levels high enough to potentially harm children have been found in artificial turf used at thousands of schools, playgrounds and day-care centers across the country, yet two federal agencies continue to promote the surfacing as safe, a USA TODAY analysis shows.<p>The growing use of turf fields …

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Artificial Turf | Environment & Human Health, Inc.

Synthetic Turf Reports and News<p>Cancers among soccer players who have played on synthetic turf and reported their cancers to U of Washington coach Amy …

Benefits of artificial turf for sport pitches

Artificial turf looks and feels like natural grass<p>water-retaining Desso fibre technology for 100% true-to-nature playing experience<br>• optimal shock …

Turf Wars: Pros and Cons of Artificial Turf

<b>Heat hazard</b>. The heat-absorbing properties of an artificial field make it too hot to play on in extremely warm weather. On a 98-degree day, the …

When it comes to grass, baseball no longer fakes it

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL<p>When it comes to grass, baseball no longer fakes it<p>Artificial turf, which was used first in the Astrodome and spread to other ballparks, has fallen out of favor, with only teams in Toronto and Tampa Bay using it. AstroTurf changed the game, but not necessarily for the …

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Pros & Cons of Artificial Turf in Sports

Artificial turf is a synthetic alternative to natural grass for sports typically played outdoors. Most synthetic turf is made from a rubber, …

Athletes concerned about safety of artificial turf

TORONTO – A group of athletes in the U.S. are ringing alarm bells about potentially toxic components found in rubberized artificial turf.<p>Thirty-eight …

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Artificial Turf: Does it Increase the Risk of Sports Injuries?

Early Artificial Turf: Ankle Sprains, Concussions and Major Knee Injuries<p>Artificial turf has been in use for over 40 years. The initial premise was …

Fact Sheet: Crumb-Rubber Infilled Synthetic Turf Athletic Fields

• Fact Sheet: Crumb-Rubber Infilled Synthetic Turf Athletic Fields is available in Portable Document Format (PDF, 97KB, 9pg.)<p>Purpose<p>There are several …

How Safe Is the Artificial Turf Your Child Plays On?

Soccer coach Amy Griffin was in a Seattle hospital visiting a young goalie who was receiving chemotherapy when a nurse said something that made the hair on Griffin’s neck stand up.<p>It was 2009. Two young female goalies Griffin knew had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Griffin, associate …

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Becoming a Hurricane

Scientists have known for some time that storms generated over West Africa can become hurricanes. But a new study hints at which storms will actually …

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Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina, by Stuart B. Schwartz

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Hurricanes

Hurricanes are tropical disturbances capable of substantial destruction.<p>About Hurricanes<p>Hurricanes are giant, spiraling tropical storms that can pack wind speeds of over 160 miles (257 kilometers) an hour and unleash more than 2.4 trillion gallons (9 trillion liters) of rain a day. These same …

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