Is artificial grass harmful?
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Then, can fake grass give you cancer?
Artificial turf is surface of synthetic fibers resembling natural grass. It is widely used for sports fields for being more hard-wearing and resistant than natural surfaces. Most use infills of crumb rubber from recycled tires, which use is controversial because of concerns that the tires contain carcinogens.
Secondly, will artificial grass hurt my home value? Unlike natural grass, most artificial grass is guaranteed to be UV resistant. This means it won't fade in the sun. Especially if your lawn is currently discoloured, installing artificial grass could immediately increase your property's value and make it much more aesthetically pleasing!
Thereof, what are the disadvantages of artificial grass?
- Burn Risk. Synthetic turf looks like real grass to an extent, but it absorbs heat like other manufactured surfaces.
- Contribution to Injury. In addition to the burn risk from touching hot turf, rugburn is a risk, too, regardless of the temperature of the turf.
- Maintenance Issues.
- Invisible but Real Risks.
Does artificial grass get hot?
Well, it can get really hot. Surface temperatures of artificial grass are about 20-50° F higher than natural grass and typically reach the same temperature as asphalt pavement. The Synthetic Turf Council has even published guidelines for minimizing the risk of heat-related illness.