Thursday, July 10, 2008

Turf fields get warning signs

(Photo: Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates)

“This field can get hot on warm, sunny days,” said the posting by the city’s Parks Department.

“If you experience symptoms of heat-related illness, such as dizziness, weakness, headache, vomiting, or muscle cramps, move to a shaded area. Drink water, rest, and seek medical attention if you do not feel better.”

This sign will soon appear at all of the city’s 94 artificial turf fields — as well as at the 68 fields planned for the future — to warn the public about the risks of overheating and dehydration.

After a decade of installing artificial turf, the city’s Parks Department is finally acknowledging what’s long been known: Fake grass get hot.

Fake turf heat alert


Anonymous said...

"Wonderful"...natural grassy areas normally reserved for coolness and recreation are now artificial toxic wastelands!

And we all knew what happens to any plastic material that is heated up didn't we? emits poisonous fumes!
That's basic science.

"Thank you" NYC Parks Department!

Who got the big fat contracts for installing this health hazard turf?

And who will now get the city contracts for removal of this same plastic crap (and replanting real grass)?

No taxpayers will foot the bill on both accounts!

You're running a "great" city
Mayor Mike!

Do you want to keep on reinventing your phony popularity scores?

Anonymous said...

god i would love to see bloomberg being forced to sit on this turf with his disgusting, saggy bare ass in the middle of the day when it's at its hottest.

Taxpayer said...

None of this matters.

None of Commissar Death and Taxes precious, delicate "friends" would be caught dead on artificial turf.

The Commissar already notified them that they would be caught dead for even going near the stuff.

Real death on the fake turf is designed for little people only.

Anonymous said...

How will the birds eat the worms and make nest's with all this nonsense ?

This crazy mayor wont give parks a raise so they are going to put this stuff in Central Park. (after the rock band plays)