Results: 5

1.

Figure. From: Synthetic Turf: Health DebateTakes Root.

Synthetic turf field at Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn, New York

Luz Claudio. Environ Health Perspect. 2008 March;116(3):A116-A122.
2.

Growing demand. From: Synthetic Turf: Health DebateTakes Root.

Expanding markets for the reuse of scrap tires have enabled the state of Ohio (home to this recycling site) to reduce its stockpiles faster than anticipated. In Europe, some countries are having trouble meeting the demand for end-of-life tires to recycle.

Luz Claudio. Environ Health Perspect. 2008 March;116(3):A116-A122.
3.

Weighing costs and benefits. From: Synthetic Turf: Health DebateTakes Root.

High-impact sports take a toll on natural grass fields (above), but concerns about the unknown health effects of crumb rubber infill (seen below spraying upon impact) and other environmental health concerns keep some stakeholders from wholeheartedly buying in to the benefits of synthetic turf.

Luz Claudio. Environ Health Perspect. 2008 March;116(3):A116-A122.
4.

Moratorium introduced. From: Synthetic Turf: Health DebateTakes Root.

Cadman Plaza Park in Brooklyn, New York, boasts a picture-perfect blanket of synthetic turf. In fall 2007 the New York State Assembly has introduced a moratorium on the sale and installation of synthetic turf containing crumb rubber until the state completes a comprehensive study on its potential health effects.

Luz Claudio. Environ Health Perspect. 2008 March;116(3):A116-A122.
5.

Thermal effect. From: Synthetic Turf: Health DebateTakes Root.

An image taken 14 August 2002 by NASA’s Landsat satellite (left) shows surface temperatures in upper Manhattan (red indicates warm temperatures, and blue indicates cool temperatures). A large synthetic turf field created high temperatures similar to those on a large black roof (see Google Earth image, right). Cool spots almost always correspond to urban vegetation, such as parks, street trees, and water bodies.

Luz Claudio. Environ Health Perspect. 2008 March;116(3):A116-A122.

Supplemental Content

Recent activity

Your browsing activity is empty.

Activity recording is turned off.

Turn recording back on

See more...
Write to the Help Desk