Have you looked into the health concerns some people have about artificial grass playgrounds? If so, you may have stumbled across news articles pointing to the cancer risk those tiny, black specks of infill can have on someone’s health.
Some turf installers (and DIY’ers) use recycled tires and other rubber products for their infill. It’s a cheap, easily made material, and it does a good job supporting the turf. However, the problem is that tires contain many known carcinogens. Also, they generate dust particles that people inhale, which makes matters worse.
At Courts & Greens, we use non-toxic PurTech Turf infill or ZeoPur Pet Infill depending on application. We never use recycled tires for infill, and we suggest avoiding turf that has it. Here’s yet another reason why Courts & Greens is your best choice for synthetic grass installations.
As a side note, the Pennsylvania State University Center for Sport Surface Research has compiled tons of scholarly articles on artificial grass that you can read here if you still have concerns.
We make it our primary focus to create safe, playable surfaces for you and your loved ones to enjoy without worry. Hopefully this article mitigates any lingering fears you may have about the environmental impact of Courts & Greens turf. Give us a call today if you have any additional questions, and let’s start planning the lawn of your dreams!