San Francisco Play Fields Poised to Infect synthetic fieldturf
All photos were taken in 2008
at Silver Terrace Play Fields (San Francisco)
and Garfield Soccer Field (San Francisco).
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MRSA "SUPERBUG," STAPH INFECTION (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) the antibiotic resistant bacterium has recently showed up in clusters with athletes that play on artificial turf. A tire waste field is completely made of synthetic material. Any organic material such as blood, vomit, spit, sweat, urine, or fecal matter becomes trapped within the tire crumbs. There it remains, and colonizes. Bacterial populations can double as quickly as every 10 minutes.
San Francisco Chronicle - January 15, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle - February 15, 2008
Most of the virulent bacteria is smaller than the tip of a pin
and is invisible to the naked eye.
Normally microorganisms in the soil safely break these materials down.
Bird feces or any other organic material feed the bacteria and molds.
Chewing gum sugar and human saliva
make an excellent medium for bacterial growth.
The tire crumbs and their attached bacteria are easily transported
into the home by way of shoes, clothing, and hair.
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