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.
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Increasingly, more property owners have come to appreciate artificial grass for dogs as an alternative to natural grass surfaces. It offers low cost, low maintenance and continuous beauty over conventional grass surfaces, dirt, cement or gravel. In addition to the practical and aesthetic benefits of using synthetic turf, you can be assured that your dog will love the surface just as much as you, because it looks and feels just like real grass, but will not irritate, nick, cut or stick in your dog’s paws. Synthetic turf frees dog owners of the hassles of protecting natural grass, such as when grass dies or turns yellow from urine.
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Jessica Calefati recently reported that homeowners associations can no longer fine residents who fail to water their lawns during droughts under legislation sponsored by a San Jose lawmaker.
Reports earlier this year that a San Lorenzo association threatened in writing to retaliate against a man with a burned lawn inspired Assembly Bill 2100. But reports of those threats — the focus of at least one television news story — might have been inaccurate.
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After working all day, you come home ready for a relaxing evening outside, sharing a few cocktails, firing up the grill, watching the sun set, and just generally making good use of the outdoor areas you’ve worked so hard to create.
But what’s that awful smell??
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There are many different types of synthetic lawns and they each require a certain type of thatch or infill. It is very important to get the right type of infill or thatch to sustain your lawn for years to come. There are many different types of synthetic grasses and many need to have a certain type of infill or may not need one at all.
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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.
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