Artificial Turf Controversy

The recently proposed New York moratorium on the construction of synthetic or artificial athletic fields due to the possible health risks associated with the use of tire rubber crumbs, along with the upcoming or pending votes in Fayetteville-Manlius and East Syracuse-Minoa, and current debate in the Jamesville-DeWitt school district about installing artificial turf, and the several recently completed stadiums in central New York using Field Turf, brings this issue to the top of the list of concerns for parents, players, and coaches throughout the area.

With the list of links below we hope to allow our visitors to become familiar with the debate about the possible health issues surrounding the use of rubber pellets as fill for certain types of artificial turf fields.

The links include news articles, state and university study reports, and industry statements. These are by no means the only sources of information on this topic, but simply a place for those new to the controversy to start their education on the subject.

Assemblymen Steve Englebright press release
Port Washington News
Network World
Study by Environment and Human Health, Inc.
Connecticut Department of Public Health
SUNY Albany
Penn St. University