Can playing on artificial turf lead to cancer?

Synthetic turf /Monsanto

Need I say any more?

The EPA lists

mercury, lead, benzene and arsenic

as well as other chemicals and carcinogens

as being the ingredients in tires.

“what are the other chemicals not listed?”

While all studies have found the exposure to harmful chemicals very low,

one study done by the state of Connecticut reported that more investigation is needed on whether more chemicals are released in the air in hot weather when turfs grow more than 10 degrees hotter, and in indoor facilities.


Monsanto makes Chemicals.

Monsanto has billions of dollars to spend protecting its company.

Monsanto provides thousands of products with their chemicals.

“What is Artificial, (Synthetic) turf made of?”

Monsanto treated chemicals and old crushed tires glued with formaldehyde?

So, how hard will the congress of the United States of America be fighting (Artificial), Synthetic turf?


Artificial turf is a surfacing material used to imitate grass. It is generally used in areas where grass cannot grow, or in areas where grass maintenance is impossible or undesired. Artificial turf is used mainly in sports stadiums and arenas, but can also be found on playgrounds and in other spaces.

Artificial turf has been manufactured since the early 1960s, and was originally produced by Chem-strand Company (later renamed Monsanto Textiles Company).

It is produced using manufacturing processes similar to those used in the carpet industry.

Since the 1960s, the product has been improved through new designs and better materials.

The newest synthetic turf products have been chemically treated to be resistant to ultraviolet rays, and the materials have been improved to be more wear-resistant, less abrasive, and, for some applications, more similar to natural grass.

The most concern is artificial grass that uses infill called crumb rubber made of pieces of old tires.

This is what makes these fields more bouncy, protecting players better from more serious injuries like concussions.

The downside is that when players’ bodies connect with the field, little pieces of the infill fly up and scatter everywhere.

After a game or practice, players will find these crumbs not only in their uniforms, but in their hair and inside cuts and abrasions they received on the field.

For goalies however, with their full body dives to the ground, these crumbs can also get in their mouths during play.


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