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Unformatted text preview: years. Also synthetic turf has a limited life span which requires resurfacing or replacement. . There is also a high amount of concerns with environmental problems that arise from artificial turf. First off, real turfgrass creates a cooling effect that reduces the climate temperatures. In direct sunlight artificial turf can be 80% hotter than real turfgrass. This poses a problem for the athletes as well, which can cause heat stroke and is very dangerous for the health of athletes playing on the artificial turf. Although artificial turf seems like a good idea, most of the economical benefits do not outweigh the environmental disadvantages of installation of synthetic turf. http://www.ed.state.nh.us/education/doe/organization/ProgramSupport/ArtificialTurf.htm http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/161614/use_of_synthetic_turf_for_athletic.htm l...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HORT 341 taught by Professor Koski during the Fall '07 term at Colorado State.
- Fall '07