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

S.F. General researchers follow strain of drug-resistant bacteria CLICK FOR STORY

 

San Francisco Chronicle - February 15, 2008

CA health director mandates reporting MRSA cases in previously healthy individuals CLICK FOR STORY

  

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.

                     Safety Tips for Athletes & Parents of Children

Who Play on Artificial "Turf" (click here)

 

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   5 DIRTY NOT SO LITTLE SECRETS 

ABOUT ARTIFICIAL ATHLETIC FIELDS

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