What is Artificial Grass Made From?

Artificial grass first made headlines in the 1960s when it was rolled out with the Houston Astrodome. Back then it was made of synthetic fibers, which looked and felt a lot like the plastic it was made out of. Boy has artificial grass come a long way! What’s astro turf like today and how can it…

Synthetic Turf and Playground Injuries

The National Program for Playground Safety spelled out the dangers of falling from playground equipment. From 2001 to 2008, 218,851 children ended up in emergency rooms from spills off of playground equipment. Could the use of synthetic turf have prevented these injuries? This article looks at the danger of falling on the gravel or hard packed dirt…