‘He couldn’t breathe’: How playing soccer on artificial turf nearly killed a teen

From: WJLA

“In late June, a recycled tire field in Northwest DC’s Palisades Park was roasting. 7 On Your Side used both an infrared laser spot thermometer and a more sensitive infrared camera to test wider areas. Both consistently showed surface temperatures on artificial turf approaching 180 degrees Fahrenheit. That wasn’t the only field we spotted people playing on super-heated turf. We compared the surface temperature of the artificial turf at Bethesda’s Walter Johnson High School with natural grass right next to it.”

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