There are quite a few concerns expressed over the safety of synthetic grass fields for young sporting kids, not to mention the playgrounds they play on. Many of those concerns are about the rubber infill that is used, particularly for the older fields.
Latest studies have been done and have virtually given these sporting fields a clean bill of health or, at least, are well within reasonable safety standards.
Further concerns surrounded the temperature that these surfaces reach when the sun has been on them for any extended period of time. This concern looks as though it still has merit although it was argued that the temperature dropped quickly once the sun moved off it.
There have been new developments in the technologies and products used as infill and these have answered a lot of the worries that were expressed.