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Artificial turf fields bear health-related monitoring

While I was in Louisiana shortly after Thanksgiving, I happened to turn on the TV at the hotel where we were staying, and came upon an interesting and somewhat heated discussion about artificial turf fields. The discussion was about fields made up of recycled tires and sneakers and the health concerns regarding children's exposure to those rubber particles. One doctor recommended that all artificial turf athletic fields, or on playgrounds, be torn up as soon as possible. He claimed that the information he had seen showed a danger, especially to children. One article I read claimed that artificial turf fields allegedly contain organic hydrocarbons with carcinogenic potential. It...