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Letter: Conclusive testimony on artificial turf left out

Original post made on Mar 30, 2008

In last week's otherwise fine article regarding Portola Valley's Town Council rejection of an expensive consultant study of artificial turf vs. natural grass, some of the most important facts were omitted.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 12:00 AM

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Posted by a rational person, a resident of Menlo-Atherton High School
on Mar 30, 2008 at 11:31 pm

I find it hard to believe that Stanford would have installed so many artificial turf fields on their campus if there were really any legitimate science behind the scare stories about artificial turf that are floating around out there. There are certainly valid reasons why one might prefer natural grass to artificial turf, but could we please look more critically at the anti-turf junk science that is being promoted by the sod industry before making community decisions about artificial turf?


Posted by Socrates, a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Mar 31, 2008 at 7:00 am

Rational, Have you reviewed the studies you call "junk science"? Can you state your arguments against specific points in the studies? Surely you're not suggesting that information from recent studies couldn't possibly justify new concerns, could you?


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