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).
“I’d have some objections if we were playing in a parking lot,” Watt said, to laughter. “But the turf, grass, doesn’t matter to me.”
For soccer players in Los Angeles, now is the summer of our discontent. We’ve seen the grass turn from green to brown to dirt to sand.
But L.A. is in the midst of a dramatic move that would save a ton of water and improve the quality of soccer games for generations: replacing its 100-odd grass fields with synthetic grass, or artificial turf.
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.
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.