Sport chiefs fail to warn players of 3G pitch cancer risk

The Football Association is locked in controversial talks over selling Wembley Stadium for £1 billion to help fund a nationwide rollout of hundreds… The Government and country’s sports authorities have failed to properly warn millions of footballers and rugby players – including children – to limit their exposure to artificial grass pitches containing cancer-causing chemicals, an investigation by The Daily Telegraph has found. Those responsible for the wellbeing of both recreational and professional players have also failed to ensure so-called ‘third generation’ (3G) facilities comply with regulations governing toxic substances that come into contact with humans, despite having promised to do so.