Thursday, November 12, 2015

Trouble in the Turf: Lack of synthetic turf testing & maintenance puts athletes at risk

...Despite the sales pitch, synthetic turf is not maintenance-free and can pose a heightened risk of serious injury if not properly maintained. 

13 Investigates discovered some artificial turf fields in central Indiana receive little or no safety testing after they are installed, and even those that do receive routine maintenance can easily fall below basic safety standards designed to keep athletes safe...

13 WTHR Indianapolis


  1. Yikes! Are MCPS and Parks and other MD school and rec systems doing this testing ?????

    1. IF - and that is a big if, MCPS is doing G-Max testing it is no more than once a year. The NFL tests before every game.


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