Feb 02, 2017· Here’s what the research says about turf safety. When more than 50 soccer players at the University of Washington were diagnosed with cancer, assistant head coach of the women’s soccer team...Occupation: Senior Editor, Prevention.Com
Jan 19, 2016· In a surprising show of unity, parents of soccer players stricken with cancer and synthetic turf companies are joining to question whether tiny rubber particles used on thousands of fields across the country are linked to the disease affecting hundreds of young players nationwide.
Jan 27, 2017· After a list of soccer players with cancer prompted an investigation, the state found nothing unusual -- but one coach still thinks the cancer might be linked to artificial turf.
coach Amy Griffin c laims 158 soccer players nationwide  101 of them young goalkeepers have played on synthetic turf fields and then been stricken with cancer. She believes there must be a link. "I kept asking people," Griffin said to ESPN  for its E:60 news magazine broadcast titled Turf
Oct 09, 2014· Since then, Griffin has compiled a list of 38 American soccer players — 34 of them goalies – who have been diagnosed with cancer. At least
An NBC News investigation into the fake grass raises the possibility that it leads to cancer, especially those of the blood. Seattle soccer coach Amy Griffin has made a list of 38 U.S. soccer...
Recently, the crumbs have been implicated in causing cancer in adolescents and young adults who use the fields, particularly lymphoma and primarily in soccer goalkeepers. This concern has led to the initiation of large-scale studies by local and federal governments
Amy Griffin, a goalkeeper for the U.S. National team that won the first women’s World Cup in 1991, has been informally tracking American soccer players with cancer since 2009, when she noticed a “stream of kids” who’d played soccer on artificial fields were getting sick.
Mar 18, 2017· The question of cancer and artificial turf gained significant national attention in the United States with a series of news stories on “NBC Nightly News” regarding a cluster of cancers in young...
1. The numbers of soccer player goalies who have gotten cancer. Soccer goalies are the players most exposed to synthetic turf. Although soccer goalies make up only 10% of the team, they experience the largest number of cancers. Goalkeepers account for 68% of leukemia cases.
Media reports about possible links between the rubber crumbs in artificial turf and cancer rates in soccer goalies are raising concerns, but so far officials say there are no studies to indicate...
A 2013 survey of top female soccer players found that they were 80 percent less likely to slide tackle on synthetic fields. An overwhelming majority of Major League Soccer players in a different 2013 survey said the crumb-rubber fields would increase the risk of injury and physical discomfort and prolong recovery times. One study suggested that the artificial fields put additional strain on...
Nov 06, 2015· This concern originally arose after a number of young soccer goalkeepers and players, who spend most of their time diving in and around the turf, were diagnosed with cancer.
Amy Griffin, a former American soccer star, reported that soccer goalies – who dive and slide on the turf – had a higher incidence of cancer than other players. A human face. As of early this year, Griffin’s tally had reached 260 and included players in several sports.
1. The numbers of soccer player goalies who have gotten cancer. Soccer goalies are the players most exposed to synthetic turf. Although soccer goalies make up only 10% of the team, they experience the largest number of cancers. Goalkeepers account for 68% of leukemia cases. 2.
Most synthetic turf fields have crumb rubber interspersed among the simulated grass fibers to reduce athletic injuries by allowing users to turn and slide more readily as they play sports or exercise on the fields. Recently, the crumbs have been implicated in causing cancer in adolescents and young
Nov 24, 2015· Griffin's list of athletes with cancer who have played on synthetic turf now stands at 200 athletes, 158 of whom are soccer players. Of those soccer players, 101 are goalkeepers.
Griffin began an informal list of athletes who had cancer, about 90% of them soccer players, with lacrosse goalies and football players included. As the total grew toward 200, she spoke out in the...
Mar 18, 2017· Let’s consider the two major concerns with regard to artificial turf: cancer and neurologic effects.... regarding a cluster of cancers in young women soccer players. A cancer cluster is the...
Aug 13, 2016· The hypothesis that young soccer players are being affected by toxic substances from synthetic turf fields is one among many, Wasserman said.... “the notion that synthetic turf fields cause...
concerned about the amount of cancer among soccer players in Washington State and compiled a list of soccer players with cancer. Coach Griffin was especially concerned about the number of goalkeepers she identified with cancer and wondered whether exposure to crumb rubber infill in artificial turf
Mar 28, 2016· In 2014, NBC looked into the potential link between the rubber crumbs used in artificial turf and female soccer players getting cancer. The broadcast focused on
Apr 01, 2018· Synthetic turf has been implicated in causing malignant lymphoma in young American soccer players who used such fields. • This ecologic study finds no evidence for a correlation of lymphoma incidence with synthetic turf field density. • Avoidance of synthetic turf fields and playgrounds for fear of increased cancer risk is not warranted.
While he isn't blaming turf for his own cancer -- and he acknowledges no hard conclusions can be made from his unscientific list -- Zohn said he does worry about today's generation of players, who started playing on the surface at a younger age. Cancer can take years, even decades to develop.