Opinion: Are Turf Fields a Safe Place for Kids to Play in Westfield?

Dr. Diana Zuckerman, PH.D, Tap into Westfield: September 12, 2022 As a mother, I used to think that artificial turf and rubber playground surfaces were a clever and attractive alternative to grass fields. As a scientist, however, I learned that my children were being exposed to unsafe chemicals without my knowledge or consent.  I recently wrote […]

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ALS drug gets rare second review

Matthew Perrone, Las Vegas Sun: September 7, 2022 This AP article was published in numerous newspapers and websites A closely watched experimental drug for Lou Gehrig’s disease got an unusual second look from U.S. regulators on Wednesday, following intense pressure to approve the treatment for those with the fatal illness. Patients and their families have […]

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Letter to the Editor: Asphalt playgrounds are bad for kids. So is artificial grass

Los Angeles Times and Yahoo News, September 7, 2022 To the editor: It’s frightening that L.A. schoolchildren are playing on sizzling asphalt, but the commentary and reporting on it miss an important part of the story. Years of research show that the school playground surfaces that are even hotter than pavement are made from artificial turf or colorful rubber. On […]

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Trump Covid Report Stirs Calls for FDA to Rebuild Public Trust

Celine Castronuovo and Jeannie Baumann, Bloomberg Law, August, 26, 2022 A House report detailing coordinated attempts by Trump White House officials to influence the FDA’s pandemic response underscores the need for more transparency at an agency that’s facing historically low public trust, health policy analysts say. The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis said this […]

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