A statement on potential cancer risks from exposure to SBR in artificial turf fields


The FIFA Medical Committee has released a letter concerning possible exposure to SBR in artificial turf fields, noting that “a large number of studies have further confirmed that the effect of SBR rubber are as negligible as the effect of ingesting grilled foods or exposure to tyre wear on roads in everyday life.” FIFA is referring to the recent studies conducted by the Dutch RIVM, ECHA and Washington state. With respect to the presence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH’s), FIFA noted that “there is no scientific evidence of these being bioavailable in their application as car tyres and infill for artificial turf fields thereafter.” Finally,  FIFA stated that “while it will never be possible to exclude risk completely or prove this negative, the newer studies have confirmed the previous findings that there is no evidence of link between contracting cancer.”
Download a copy of the letter here 20170330-statement-on-sbr-infill-v1.0

Bat Droppings on Laykold


Fruit bats are found in most parts of Australia. They are a protected species but can become a nuisance not only for their noise but also for their droppings. Being that their main diet is fruit and nectar, their droppings contain high acidic levels that damage acrylic coatings on sports courts and recreational areas unless removed early.

Download our tips and handy hints on Bat Droppings here Bat Droppings