Parents worry about their children and want them to be safe, even while they are playing in their own yard. Many are finding out that installing synthetic grass helps create a safer playground for their kids.
The playgrounds and fields around schools can lead to many issues. The first most common issue is creating dirty halls and classrooms. The second is the safety concerns that come along with a natural lawn. No matter the reason (recess, PE, etc), grassy areas at school can create a lot of problems for schools.
Hundreds of kids skip, walk, stroll, and run through those lawns daily and at any time that could turn your school into a dirty mess or a student could have a freak accident. What if you could help prevent injuries and stop dirt and mud from being tracked into the school with one solution? You can by installing turf from Artificial Turf Express.
More than 75 studies have shown artificial turf made from recycled tires to be safe for human exposure, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should tell the public that, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI).
In a 5-2 victory over Japan, the United States Women’s Soccer Team took home the prestigious FIFA World Cup trophy. The team scored a phenomenal four goals in the first 16 minutes of play, led by elite player, Carli Lloyd, who scored the first three goals. This is the third win for the United State’s Women’s Team, with the last win being 16 years ago. The United States is the only team to win the World Cup three times.
Shaw Industries, Inc. recently retained Dr. Laura C. Green, a noted toxicologist, to review claims in the media that synthetic turf athletic fields that utilize crumb-rubber as an infill material may pose a risk of cancer to those who use them, particularly children and adolescents.
Dr. Green holds a B.A. with honors from the Department of Chemistry at Wellesley College (1975) and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1981). She is a diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (D.A.B.T.). Dr. Green has performed original research, published, and consulted in the areas of chemical carcinogenesis, toxicology and pharmacology, food chemistry, analytical chemistry, risk assessment, and regulatory policy. She also served as Research Director of the Scientific Conflict Mapping Project at the Harvard University School of Public Health, during which time she co-authored the text, In Search of Safety: Chemicals and Cancer Risk. Dr. Green has also been retained by schools and municipalities to advise them on the health aspects of synthetic turf athletic and recreation facilities.
The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) and the synthetic turf industry take the health, safety, and welfare of synthetic turf users very seriously. We sympathize with those individuals who are battling a serious illness. As the industry’s trade association, it is our responsibility to address the issues raised in the NBC story in an objective manner.
One of the biggest concerns when making the decision to purchase a synthetic green lawn is how your pet will react. But, no need to worry because you’re animal will not even notice the difference – only you will! The improvements in your pet’s life are subtle, probably fewer baths! A dog will not even notice running around on synthetic grass rather than the natural grass. Your synthetic lawn will be very durable and unlikely to suffer any damage, digging, or muddy spots caused by a dog or other animal.