Celebrating 25 Years: Meet This Week's Eco-Champion

Each week, we are highlighting a past PEER client, ally, or leader who became a champion for ethics and accountability in protecting public health and the environment. 

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Amy Griffin: Amy's List and Toxic Turf

As associate head coach of the University of Washington women's soccer team, Amy Griffin noticed disturbing numbers of her players, particularly goalies, developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Struck by the prevalence of disease among those players who spent the most time in contact with the tiny particles of tire crumb that compose artificial turf, Amy sparked an international movement to replace artificial turf with natural surfaces for soccer fields and playgrounds.

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