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ROS Mess?

May 17, 2019

soccer-goalkeeper sarcoma

  1. https://www.trinitonian.com/soccer-star-discusses-his-childhood-battle-with-cancer/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3178545/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3880197/
  4. https://www.cnn.com/2017/01/27/health/artificial-turf-cancer-study-profile/index.html
  5. https://www.academia.edu/22271080/A_Hypothesis_for_Increased_Cancers_in_Athletes_on_Artificial_Turf_Fields_due_to_Repeated_Electrical_Charge_Buildup_and_Discharge
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triboelectric_effect
  7. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309578370_Oxidative_stress_levels_in_collegiate_soccer_players_A_comparison_between_artificial_and_natural_turf_surfaces

“CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that the surface on which soccer is played influences the oxidative stress levels.”

Turf burns are electric burns – they cause oxidative stress from ROS generation which can lead to cancer.  Friction with the synthetic surfaces will strip billions of electrons from the athlete every time they slide.

 

 

From → Biology, Geophysics

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