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COMMON SENSE DICTATES SAFETY FIRST WITH ARTIFICIAL TURF

From: Half Moon Bay Review

“What is the problem? Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, put it pretty succinctly a couple years back in…

TURF BATTLE: THE CONTROVERSY OVER CRUMB RUBBER PLAYING FIELDS

From: CBS Denver

"A new government study to determine if athletic fields made from recycled tires are safe is creating complex issues for school districts that have already installed…

CANCER RATES ARE INCREASING AMONG ATHLETES, QUESTIONS OVER RUBBER TURFS

From: Albany Daily Star

"“We’re happy it’s getting this level of attention,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a national…

GUEST COMMENTARY TAKING A LOOK AT ARTICLE 47

From: Concord Journal

"A Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility review cautioned that the Federal Research Plan is not a plan to action but a plan to study."

VOICES HAVE BEEN HEARD ON CRUMB RUBBER

From: My Edmonds News

"According to Jeff Ruch, a lawyer with environmental advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), the use of tires on playfields “was…


News Releases

VOTERS REJECT ARTIFICIAL TURF IN THREE STATES

Consumer Product Safety Commission Reviews Turf Marketing for Children

MOVE TO MAKE SYNTHETIC PLAYGROUNDS LEAD-FREE

Syn-Turf Marketing for Children Triggers Consumer Product Safety Jurisdiction

FEDS SHOULD DROP SYNTHETIC TURF SAFETY ASSURANCES

Newer Studies on Risks, Especially for Children, Absent from Official Assessments

ARTIFICIAL TURF FIELD HEAT DANGERS REQUIRE SAFEGUARDS

Synthetic Turf Temps as High as 200 Degrees Pose Particular Peril to Children

LEAD LIMITS NEEDED ON TIRE CRUMB PLAYGROUNDS

CPSC Ruling on Artificial Play-Areas as Children’s Products Sought