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Resources to help communities decide whether to install artificial turf on municipal and school fields.
Last Updated: May 3, 2017 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?

Concerns include increased temperatures and health issues related to chemicals contained in the infill.

Artificial turf field

For more information about artificial turf and safer alternatives, see TURI’s Artificial Turf webpage.

TURI has also 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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