I WANT TO LEARN ABOUT SYNTHETIC TURF, BUT WHERE DO I START?
ATHLETE OR COACH?
- Synthetic Turf Injuries
- Player Preference
- Toxicity / Carcinogens
- Heat Levels
- Make Your Voice Heard
- Cost: Grass Vs. Artificial Turf
DO YOU Want to Contribute? Volunteer? Send information & resources?
LEARN ABOUT GRASS & OTHER NATURAL SURFACES
- Costs: Grass Fields
- Maintenance: Grass Fields
- Questions to Ask
- Health Benefits of Natural Turf
LEARN ABOUT ARTIFICIAL TURF & WASTE TIRE PLAY SURFACES
- Costs: Synthetic Turf
- Maintenance: Synthetic Turf
- Questions to Ask Installers & Facility Managers
- Heat Levels
- Warning Signs
- Industry Misinformation
- Environmental Hazards
- The Problems With Alternative Infills
COMPARE: GRASS VS. SYNTHETIC TURF
- Costs: Grass Vs. Synthetic Turf
- Maintenance: Grass vs. Synthetic Turf
- Toxicity to People, Kids & Environment
- Injuries/Player Preference
NEWs & FACT SHEETS
TAKE ACTION! / ADVOCACY GUIDE
The precautionary principle:
"When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically. In this context the proponent of an activity, rather than the public, should bear the burden of proof. The process of applying the precautionary principle must be open, informed and democratic and must include potentially affected parties. It must also involve an examination of the full range of alternatives, including no action."
- Wingspread Statement on the Precautionary Principle, January 1998.