Artificial turf: Contributions and limits of health research in decision making
Artificial turf continues to elicit public health concern as a potential risk to children’s health, which has prompted research investment to generate better and more comprehensive risk assessments. This presentation will examine the aspects of artificial turf that heighten risk perception. It will provide a brief summary of recent artificial turf research, and discuss the objectives and potential pitfalls of as yet unreleased work. We will also discuss risk communication and management approaches to address health concerns, as well as the need to move the artificial turf debate into a larger arena to understand its full impacts on community well-being.