Replacing tire crumb turf at Vista Hermosa Sports Park with healthy, alternative material.
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Tire crumb turf fields have been linked with several health issues, including higher rates of Hodgkin's lymphoma. New studies have confirmed high levels of lead are also present. Exposure to high heat, sunlight, aging and wear may change the amounts of chemicals released.
The city of San Clemente Beaches, Park and recreation department is reviewing the Master Plan and this gives us a great opportunity as concerned parents and citizens to voice our concerns for the safety and health of the community, especially our children,
By signing this petition you are supporting the replacement of the current tire crumb turf with a natural and healthier option at fields 1, 5 and 6, as well as the material to be used on the third soccer field being added at sports park.
You can learn more by watching Julie Foudy's ESPN E60, "Turf War" or
"The Truth About Synthetic Sports Turf by SF Parks. Both videos are on YouTube.
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