Thursday, October 25, 2007

Turf moratorium

by patrick arden / metro new york

The new breed of artificial turf uses rubber pellets from recycled tires, which contain contaminants that have been linked to cancer, birth defects and other health problems. Suffolk County Assemblyman Steve Englebright introduced legislation this week to declare a six-month moratorium on the installation of fake turf pending a public health study. “Before we take risks with our children’s health and drinking water quality, we need to make sure that the uncertainties that may be associated with the many artificial turf playing fields that are being installed are fully investigated,” he said.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This doesn't seem to concern
NYC Park's Commissioner Adrian Benepe very much.

Childrens' welfare safety and health
mean little to this man
who is probably using his position as a spring board
to attain a higher office,
sometime in the future....no doubt.

The NYC clubhouse rules....once again....sad to say.

Anonymous said...

Imagine a parks commissioner
who advocates cutting down trees
and installing astro-turf
linked to causing cancer and birth defects !

Once again......
WHO'S GOT THE TREE CUTTING and
ASRTO TURF installing contracts ? !!!

Follow the money stream.

Taxpayer said...

Benepe is too busy being the health commissioner to justify the use of more than $150 million of tax dollars to install cancer causing artificial turf throughout NYC parks. "It's to reduce obesity" he claims. Yeah!

Anonymous # 2 is correct. Follow the money. Bloomberg is in on this fraud too. Over $150 million in contracts with your money. How much is kickback $$$?

What is the actual cost of the turf? Apart from the cancer?

How 'bout it Bloomberg?