Here are some for ya,
> Carbon dioxide conversion, substantial heat dissipation-temperature
> Natural turf improves recharge and provides quality protection of groundwater.
> Grasses absorb gaseous pollutants such as carbon dioxide and sulphur
dioxide, converting them to oxygen
> Real grass trap an estimated 12 million tonnes of dust released annually into the atmosphere
> Reduced glare, noise and visual pollution.
> Approximately 230 sq. m. of natural turf release sufficient oxygen to meet the needs of a family of four for a day
> A block of eight average house front lawns have the cooling effect of 70 tonnes of air
> Studies have shown that on a 30o C day – a synthetic surface registered 50o C while the natural turf surface was 29o
> Cooling the environment, reducing the area as a heat sink.
> Studies are also underway as to what effect natural turf has on annual rainfall as it is believed that with no plants, turf etc rainfall is dramatically reduced therefore adding to the lack of water.
I bet they use a hell of alot of water to manafacture the synthetic.
Just trying to show that if you would like to live in a drier hotter more polluted world go synthetic! Is it really that hard to go mow the lawn once a fortnight! As for the use of dangerous chemicals and fertilisers used what chemicals do you think go into making the synthetic turf??After all everything causes cancer these days.
As with most things-cant beat natural
Thats my point of view anyway