artificial turf

PFAS Taints Upper Hudson Valley

For Immediate Release: Saturday, March 14, 2020 Contact: Kevin Bell (240) 247-0298 New York State Must Act to Close Toxic Landfill Washington, DC — PEER urged the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) yesterday to close a toxic landfill that...

Artificial Turf’s Big Lie: Old Fields Not Recycled

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 30, 2020 Contact: Kyla Bennett (508) 230-9933; Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 No Recycling Facilities, So Tons of Plastic Carpet Dumped Washington, DC — Artificial turf fields have been marketed as an environmentally responsible...

Industry in a Dither about PFAS in Synthetic Turf

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Contact: Kyla Bennett (508) 230-9933; Jeff Gearhart (734)945-7738; Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 Industry in a Dither about PFAS in Synthetic Turf Non-Denials and Trade Secret Claims Prompt More Testing of Carpet...

Toxic Forever Chemicals Infest Artificial Turf

For Immediate Release: Oct 10, 2019 Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 Processing aids that contaminate synthetic turf with PFAS may be in other plastic goods Washington, DC — The toxic chemicals used in fire retardants and non-stick cookware have been found in...
Amy Griffin: Amy’s List and Toxic Turf

Amy Griffin: Amy’s List and Toxic Turf

Amy Griffin is associate head coach of the University of Washington women’s soccer team. One of her grads developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and when Amy visited her she met another ex-goalie with the same condition.  A nurse in the ward said, “Don’t tell me you...