To all Parents, it is your responsibility to protect the health of your kids from artificial turf bacteria and you have failed miserably! Congratulations on wanting, demanding and getting artificial turf put in, you have become the Joneses. Artificial turf envy is in every municipality, local school district, and even the military. All brought to you by the turf manufacturers of the world, all packaged up and served on a silver platter as the fix all to that ugly grass field. Hold on now, you should know what harmful artificial turf bacteria came free with your turf purchase or should I say a harmful free kicker. Each artificial turf field installed will have hundreds and perhaps thousand of individuals using the new field and spreading their bodily fluids all over it. Parents, if you let your kid play on that field without knowing how it is being sterilized then you are a very bad parent. You need to demand what procedure are in place to sterilize the field from harmful bacteria like Staph and MRSA? The CDC in Atlanta tells all athletes to not share towels, well the new artificial turf field is one giant towel, disgusting.
I have been the recipient of call after call from parents who get it and want more information about Staph and MRSA. I have had the conversation with an indoor facility operator who was scared to death of a lawsuit because a mom accused them and their field of giving her son Staph. The indoor facility had zero procedures in place to sterilize the field from bodily fluids. Remember, the field itself is not the issue, it just happens to be the agent that binds bodily fluids and cuts and abrasions together. Tiger moms I embrace you and look forward to hearing from you. A serious deadly health concern is being ignored because turf manufacturers don’t want you, the smart educated parents who are concerned for your child’s well-being to connect the dots between the million dollar field and harmful bacteria. I have always stated this, I am not against artificial turf but I am against the way it is presented as a cure-all solution to natural turf without the discussion of the health aspects as it relates to humans. Common sense tells us that maintenance is needed on any object that has hundreds to thousands of individuals running around on it, bleeding, sweating, pissing and yes spreading fecal matter on the surface. A field covered in bodily fluids is a ticking time bomb. One little cut or abrasion on the skin is all that is needed for Staph or MRSA. Mom’s how many abrasions happen when your kid simply shaves her or his legs, hundreds? How many people are spreading contaminated blood on the surface? Artificial turf fields that have no procedures in place for sterilization should be closed! If your letting your kid enjoy the nice indoor turf fields, you should be arrested for putting your kid in harms way.
Yes, I sell equipment that will sterilize the turf surface. No, I do not have kids. Yes, I am a pain in the ass to turf manufacturers but I do so on your behalf, it’s time for you parents to pick up the fight. I am here to help you.