Posts tagged Heat
Penn State Center for Sports Surface Research: Synthetic Turf Heat Evaluation – Progress Report January 2012

Summary: No product in this test substantially reduced surface temperature compared to the traditional system of green fibers filled with black rubber in both the indoor and outdoor test. Reductions of five or even ten degrees offer little advantage when temperatures still exceed 150° F. Until temperatures can be reduced by at least twenty or thirty degrees for an extended period of time, surface temperature will remain a major issue on synthetic turf fields.

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Artificial Turf: A Health-Based Consumer Guide

Tips for Safer Play on Artificial Turf Surfaces

  • Avoid use on very hot days

  • Avoid use for passive activities (i.e. sitting, lounging, picnicking)

  • Monitor young children to prevent accidental ingestion

  • Always wear shoes on artificial turf

  • Wash hands before eating, drinking, or adjusting mouth guard

  • Clean cuts and abrasions immediately

  • Brush hair thoroughly after play

  • Remove and clean shoes and gear outside before getting in car

  • Shower immediately after playing on artificial turf

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