Images of field contaminants on this page were taken from numerous synthetic turf fields in the Metro Portland area and surrounding communities. In this showcase, you can see images of contaminants including Band-aids that have fallen off athletes, metal concealed within the artificial turf, and bodily wastes.  It is essential for parents who care about the health and well-being of their children to ask local sports facilities what they are doing to sanitize their indoor artificial turf fields.

Used band-aid and field contaminate
Used band-aid on the field

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To find more information on this topic, read Penn State’s Center for Sports Surface Research, important research examining the effectiveness of eliminating Staph from synthetic turf surfaces using UVC technology.