Fake grass might sound like a great alternative to the water-loving lawns at homes in the Valley – but experts say that’s not the case.
“It’s dangerous for you. It’s dangerous for your pets. It’s dangerous for your kids and it’s dangerous for your neighbors,“ said Kyla Bennett, the director of science policy at Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. Bennett studies the environmental impacts of artificial turf. “There is never a circumstance where I would recommend artificial turf,” she told 12News.
Bennett said a new study shows the plastic plant releases forever chemicals called PFAS into the soil and any adjacent wetlands or water.