Fake fields a dream for many in the area

Fake fields a dream for many in the area

There are 2 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 28, 2008, titled Fake fields a dream for many in the area. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Synthetic turf fields are being installed across the Chicago area, where they have found favor because they can be used much more regularly in the kind of cold, damp weather the region endures for much of the ...

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President Bob

Antioch, IL

#1 May 28, 2008
I love Mondo Turf and Neil Codell!
Lauren Wohl-Sanchez

Sacramento, CA

#2 Jun 4, 2008
I attended Niles East High School some 30+ years ago, and amazingly enough, we did manage a sports program back then without having an expensive, plastic fieid that's horrible in many ways for our environment, will need repeated replacement and landfill disposal, and is unproven in terms of the potential for long-term health risks to the kids that play on it. The nation's love affair with artificial turf is mind-boggling. In order to serve the relatively small contingent of people that will use them, the rest of us and the environment will take the hit in terms of increased greenhous gas production, urban heat island effect, and possibly increased chronic illness from years of exposure. When will people wake up?

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