Can Artificial Football Pitches Cause Cancer?

The Daily Mail is reporting of new doubts over the safety of artificial football pitches. It tells the story of 18-year-old goalkeeper Nigel Maguire who developed Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Suggesting that toxins embedded in artificial pitches are to blame, the Daily Mail is quoting Nigel's father: 'He used to come home with his kit covered in the stuff. We'd have to scrape it off.'

This news is very alarming indeed since Kingsbury High School is working with Lucozade Powerleague to install artificial football pitches for its pupils. 

To read the full article please see here: Daily Mail: 'My teenage son's cancer was caused by artificial football pitches, says former NHS boss as he launches campaign to halt turf's use over fears they contain dangerous chemicals'