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Unforeseen dangers of turf fields

Unforeseen dangers of turf fields

Talia Hendel, Staff Writer

April 4, 2016

        Benzene, methylene chloride, xylene, acetone and styrene, lead, chromium and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. These chemicals belong in a chemistry lab, but instead are all found in crumb rubber, parts of recycled tires which are a part of what makes up artificial-turf fields that millions of childre...

Athletes debate the safety of turf fields

Athletes debate the safety of turf fields

Andrew Vester, Staff Writer

November 13, 2014

What does Jinny Parker field, Staples Stadium and the field at MetLife Stadium all have in common?  They’re made of turf, and they might be more dangerous than their grass counterparts. The turf fields located at Staples are crumb rubber fields, made up of reused, shredded tires.  A study conducted...

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