RIVM advises kids to shower after sports on artificial turf

RIVM advises kids to shower after sports on artificial turf

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Although according to the GOVERNMENT, “now no reason to stop” playing sports on artificial turf fields, recommend the volksgezondheidsinstituut to children after to showering and in clean clothes to put.

Further, it is recommended that children not to play with the rubber granulate on a turf pitch.

Reason for the sudden concern about the artificial turf fields is a broadcast of Zembla Wednesday. Therein, the scientists say that the GOVERNMENT never properly investigated or carcinogenic substances in the so-called rubber granulates in the body of athletes.

As a precaution

Minister Edith Schippers (Sport) has the GOVERNMENT been given the task to re-examine or rubber granulate in artificial turf fields can harm our health. They emphasized that they take the precaution of acting and that of the parents, in the meantime their children with peace of mind, the field can let go.

Monday there is a consultation on the findings of Zembla between the RIVM, the Dutch fa (KNVB) and the Dutch Association of Sport and Municipalities (VSG).

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