"11 DC FIELDS FAIL SAFETY TEST AS A LOCAL DEBATE OVER ARTIFICIAL TURF BEGINS TO HEAT UP"

"11 DC FIELDS FAIL SAFETY TEST AS A LOCAL DEBATE OVER ARTIFICIAL TURF BEGINS TO HEAT UP"

DCist, September 18, 2017

"About 22 hours before D.C. Public Schools welcomed children back to the classroom, the principal at Janney Elementary School in Tenleytown sent an email to parents notifying them that the school's artificial turf field would be replaced 'due to safety concerns around student injury.'"

"After Janney failed the spring test, DGS did not take steps to fix the field or conduct further testing, Gillis admits, until the group of concerned parents started asking questions about g-max scores."

"PATRIOTS REPLACING FIELD TURF AFTER 1 REGULAR-SEASON GAME"

"PATRIOTS REPLACING FIELD TURF AFTER 1 REGULAR-SEASON GAME"

USA Today, September 11, 2017

"A Patriots spokesman says the field wasn't up to the team's standards, even though it met the safety requirements for both the NFL and Major League Soccer. Spokesman Stacey James says it was the first chance to replace it because the field won't be used for two weeks."

"ESPN first reported the decision, noting that several players had complained the field was too soft."

EFFORTS TO REMOVE TIRE MATERIALS FROM MINNEAPOLIS PLAYGROUNDS GAINING MOMENTUM

EFFORTS TO REMOVE TIRE MATERIALS FROM MINNEAPOLIS PLAYGROUNDS GAINING MOMENTUM

Fox 9, February 27, 2017

“ 'I spent 15 years in the recycling industry and nothing about using recycled tires for playground material makes sense to me,' said Dianna Kennedy, a parent with the citizen group Play it Safe Minneapolis. 'We know tires are toxic, and we know kids are getting exposed to it by being on the playgrounds.' "