Considerations on turf field maintenance and athlete health

Important considerations on synthetic turf maintenance and athlete health

Synthetic turf has become an increasingly common playing surface in athletics. Synthetic turf maintenance and athlete health are related and are important considerations at all levels of play.

As part of the development of testing practices for the National Football League (NFL) game days surfaces, a literature search of MEDLINE and Pubmed between the years 1990 and 2018 was conducted. Additionally, a taskforce was convened, and expert opinion was solicited from members through systematic interviews and practical implementation were obtained on synthetic turf design and maintenance practices in the NFL. 

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