Due diligence on artificial turf needed

Questioning the validity of artificial turf versus conventional turf.

I think someone needs to do “due diligence” and listen to what the experts have to say,when it comes to artificial turf. Sports group, soccer teams, medical profession, players, university researchers, all question the validity of artificial turf verses  conventional turf.

The major concerns are from the players – safety,  many injuries; from the medical profession – concerns about the health issues, need to spray antibacterial liquids for mould control, allergic reaction; from maintenance, high cost of chemicals for mould control, vacuuming, replacement patches, initial field preparation cost (double that of regular turf).

I would recommend that all of the above, must be addressed before putting our kids at risk.

Michel Rabu

Campbell River Mirror