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Resources to help communities decide whether to install artificial turf on municipal and school fields.
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Many communities are facing a tough decision - do they install artificial turf on municipal and school fields?

There are several cited benefits to this option, including less maintenance, more accessibility, and a softer surface than Artificial turf fieldother artificial options. However, there are many disadvantages to that decision as well, including health issues related to chemicals contained in the infill and increased temperatures both at the field and the affected community.

TURI has compiled a variety of resources to help provide towns with up-to-date information on the technical and political issues, as well as about what other communities are choosing to do. We hope you find this resource helpful and welcome any additional information or questions you may have.

Please feel free to email TURI Community Program Manager Joy Onasch or call her at 978-934-4343.

Photo:  J. Bary

Toxics Use Reduction Institute - University of Massachusetts Lowell
600 Suffolk St. - Wannalancit Mills - Lowell MA 01854

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