The voters of Concord Massachusetts recently voted to install synthetic turf for a local sports field, but it wasn’t easy as many residents focused on the possibility of alleged health risks instead of the scientific evidence.

“Opponents of artificial turf brushed aside multiple thorough risk assessments that have found that these fields are not a health risk, using standard science denial language like “there is no proof these fields are safe” and “the research hasn’t been done” and “if they contain toxic chemicals, it just stands to reason that the fields are toxic.”

Read the full article at HuffingtonPost