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New Technology to Address Heat of Synthentic Turf

Feb 22, 2020

With nearly 20,000 synthetic turf fields in the U.S., and with approximately 1,500 new fields built each year, thousands of athletes, coaches, and officials must cope with oppressive, dangerous heat that consistently exceeds 140 degrees – and often reaches the 160 degrees – during the spring, summer, and early fall seasons.

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heat illness is a leading cause of sudden death among high school athletes. Since 1995, 64 football players have died from heat stroke. Of these, 47 were in high school, 13 in college, two professional, and two organized youth. In 90% of these cases, the fatal incidents occurred during practice.

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