Field Turf causes cancer??

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  1. BrulesRules

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    :nooo: Who would have thought ground up pieces of used tires could be bad for you?? :facepalm:


    Soccer coach Amy Griffin was in a Seattle hospital visiting a young goalie who was receiving chemotherapy when a nurse said something that made the hair on Griffin’s neck stand up.

    It was 2009. Two young female goalies Griffin knew had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Griffin, associate head coach for the University of Washington’s women’s soccer team, had started to visit the women and other athletes in local hospitals, helping them pass the time during chemo with war stories from her three decades of coaching.

    That day, the nurse looked down at the woman Griffin was sitting with and said, "Don't tell me you guys are goalkeepers. You're the fourth goalkeeper I've hooked up this week."

    Artificial turf fields are now everywhere in the United States, from high schools to multi-million-dollar athletic complexes. As any parent or player who has been on them can testify, the tiny black rubber crumbs of which the fields are made -- chunks of old tires -- get everywhere. In players’ uniforms, in their hair, in their cleats.

    But for goalkeepers, whose bodies are in constant contact with the turf, it can be far worse. In practices and games, they make hundreds of dives, and each plunge sends a black cloud of tire pellets into the air. The granules get into their cuts and scrapes, and into their mouths. Griffin wondered if those crumbs – which have been known to contain carcinogens and chemicals – were making players sick.

    “I’ve coached for 26, 27 years,” she said. “My first 15 years, I never heard anything about this. All of a sudden it seems to be a stream of kids.”

    Since then, Griffin has compiled a list of 38 American soccer players -- 34 of them goalies – who have been diagnosed with cancer. At least a dozen played in Washington, but the geographic spread is nationwide. Blood cancers like lymphoma and leukemia dominate the list.

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    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/how-safe-artificial-turf-your-child-plays-n220166
     
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    Holy fuck.
     
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    now what are we supposed to do with all these used tires?
     
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    This will all be the NFL's fault soon...they seem to be the current scapegoat for all the nation's problems.
     
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    Thank God our school isnt so fancy. We still use grass fields
     
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    Idk melt the down and make new tires
     
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    If you eat enough of anything...
     
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    I only played on those field turf fields when I got older and still played soccer as an adult...I played goalie some too :scared:
     
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    nothing like all the toxic fumes created from melting down tires
     
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    I don't think it works like that.
     
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    Well look at you Mr knowitall
     
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    Maybe we could make all the roads out of used tires and then use concrete wheels on our vehicles. :GL:
     
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    I have always hated artificial turf but if the Packers are gonna catch cancer I'm all for it.
     
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    Now you're thinking
     
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    What about the guys that handle tires all day?
     
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    real grass > fake shit
     
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    :jj:
     
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    I think most of the NFL teams have switched to a sand base instead of rubber although I could be wrong.