The other day I saw a TV news story on a child too young to read the signs in the NYC playground about keeping shoes on who suffered serious and painful burns on the soles of his feet when his bare feet touched the black rubbery surface that was apparently put there to minimize dust and produce soft landings near slides and swings -- on a hot day.
What is the artificial turf like on a hot day when a child -- or teen or adult player for that matter -- falls on it? Will the temperature burn skin? Will the texture produce abrasions if she or he slides on it? And what is it like for those sitting on the sidelines in bright sun on a hot day?
Has this been thoroughly checked out?