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Artificial turf has a lot going for it. Low maintenance and easy to adjust for different sports, it's a state-of-the-art innovation that can be found in 5-a-side centres, Premier League training grounds and even schools across the country. You can see why the FA wants to bring about a 50% increase in the number of full size artificial pitches in England by 2020. Could it even be that these synthetic surfaces are preferable to the natural alternative?

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Its the spiral of intervention: you don't like maintaining grass so you create an artificial alternative only that then gives people cancer so then you have to treat the cancer...

Fears artificial football pitches made from old tyres could be a cancer risk: Families in America claim loved ones developed the disease after playing on rubber turf

  • Fears have been raised that artificial football pitches may be a cancer risk
  • Study in US claims to link hundreds of cancer cases to playing on surface
  • Concern rubber substances made from old tyres contains toxic chemicals
  • British football chiefs now being urged to investigate if there are any links 

By Sam Tonkin For Mailonline

Published: 08:39, 1 February 2016 | Updated: 13:39, 1 February 2016

British football chiefs are being urged to investigate claims that artificial pitches are a cancer risk after a study suggested the diagnoses of hundreds of young US players was linked to the surface.

Fears have been raised that rubber substances made from old tyres used in 3G surfaces contain toxic chemicals including mercury, lead, benzene and arsenic, according to the report.

There is concern among US families that these chemicals are to blame for the cancer diagnosis of scores of young players, and in particular goalkeepers who dive around on the pitches.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3426039/Artificial-football-pitches-cancer-warning-study-claims-hundreds-cases-linked.html

Edited by muir

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1 hour ago, muir said:

Fears have been raised that rubber substances made from old tyres used in 3G surfaces contain toxic chemicals including mercury, lead, benzene and arsenic, according to the report.

Based on studies I have reviewed and conducted, I believe there is a potential health risk because of the chemicals in tires, which are recycled into crumbs to support the plastic blades of synthetic grass. Tires can be toxic. Artificial turf is made up of three major parts.

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3g / 4g sport surfaces? presuming the next upgrade in sport surface will be called 5g? 

 

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even the premier league pitches contain plastic weaved into the blades of grass to stop it cutting up so much.

premier league pitches are so hard now it'd be like playing on astroturf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 10/29/2019 at 11:18 PM, muir said:

Its the spiral of intervention: you don't like maintaining grass so you create an artificial alternative only that then gives people cancer so then you have to treat the cancer...

Fears artificial football pitches made from old tyres could be a cancer risk: Families in America claim loved ones developed the disease after playing on rubber turf

  • Fears have been raised that artificial football pitches may be a cancer risk
  • Study in US claims to link hundreds of cancer cases to playing on surface
  • Concern rubber substances made from old tyres contains toxic chemicals
  • British football chiefs now being urged to investigate if there are any links 

By Sam Tonkin For Mailonline

Published: 08:39, 1 February 2016 | Updated: 13:39, 1 February 2016

British football chiefs are being urged to investigate claims that artificial pitches are a cancer risk after a study suggested the diagnoses of hundreds of young US players was linked to the surface.

Fears have been raised that rubber substances made from old tyres used in 3G surfaces contain toxic chemicals including mercury, lead, benzene and arsenic, according to the report.

There is concern among US families that these chemicals are to blame for the cancer diagnosis of scores of young players, and in particular goalkeepers who dive around on the pitches.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3426039/Artificial-football-pitches-cancer-warning-study-claims-hundreds-cases-linked.html

 

What about all of those eco homes being made from old tryres, the chemicals will eventually enter the water table as does runoff water from motorways and other major roads, here they have settling tanks or ponds to collect the runoff, here is a project for the budding biologist, try taking a sample from these water cources and see what you find in there.

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We all have cancer in us. What we have to worry about is what activates that cancer.  Most people do not die from the cancer itself but what feeds off the cancer.  

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