"EPA & CDC - COLLECTIONS RELATED TO SYNTHETIC TURF FIELDS WITH CRUMB RUBBER INFILL"

"EPA & CDC - COLLECTIONS RELATED TO SYNTHETIC TURF FIELDS WITH CRUMB RUBBER INFILL"

EPA & CDC, August 5, 2016

"Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has caused outbreaks among athletic teams and artificial turf has been implicated as a fomite in transmission of MRSA among college athletes."

KENTUCKY HIGH SCHOOLER SUES SCHOOL OVER STAPH INFECTION ON ARTIFICIAL TURF

KENTUCKY HIGH SCHOOLER SUES SCHOOL OVER STAPH INFECTION ON ARTIFICIAL TURF

WCPO, May 20, 2015

A Kentucky high school football player sued Newport Central Catholic High School after being infected with MRSA. "A rainstorm caused the field to flood with raw sewage," after which it was professionally cleaned. The field, however, is still damaged, and risk of MRSA is already higher on artificial turf fields.

 

"A HIGH MORBIDITY OUTBREAK OF MRSA AMONG PLAYERS ON A COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM, FACILITATED BY COSMETIC BODY SHAVING AND TURF BURNS" (1/2)

"A HIGH MORBIDITY OUTBREAK OF MRSA AMONG PLAYERS ON A COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM, FACILITATED BY COSMETIC BODY SHAVING AND TURF BURNS" (1/2)

Clinical Infectious Diseases, Oxford University Press, November 15, 2004

"MRSA was likely spread predominantly during practice play, with skin breaks facilitating infection. Measures to minimize skin breaks among athletes should be considered, including prevention of turf burns and education regarding the risks of cosmetic body shaving."

"BODY SHAVING AND TURF BURNS SPREAD INFECTION" (2/2)

"BODY SHAVING AND TURF BURNS SPREAD INFECTION" (2/2)

Science Daily, November 9, 2004

"Researchers found that 10 percent of players on a Connecticut college football team had MRSA skin infections, for which two were hospitalized.

Those who sustained turf burns during play were seven times more likely than their teammates to contract MRSA."