Artificial Turf: Considerations for LGUSD School Board

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In addition to providing the facts, with references, on chemicals of concern, heat stress, injuries, and environmental concerns, the 2020 Toxics Use Reduction Institute's Fact Sheet, designed specifically for municipalities and institutions, shares the following regarding children's environmental health:

"Children are uniquely vulnerable to the effects of toxic chemicals because their organ systems are developing rapidly and their detoxification mechanisms are immature. Children also breathe more air per unit of body weight than adults, and are likely to have more hand-to-mouth exposure to environmental contaminants than adults.  For these reasons, it is particularly important to make careful choices about children’s exposures."