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"Keep artificial turf out of Los Gatos schools", Letter to the Editor, The Mercury News

"Keep artificial turf out of Los Gatos schools", a letter to the editor that was published online in The Mercury News April 15, 2022 and in their print edition Sunday, April 17, 2022. Links in the article: the “heat island” effect microplastics and “forever chemicals” into the environment found in human blood and lungs

Recurrent staph infections are enough reason to keep artificial turf out of LGUSD advises Los Gatos mom of 3 former child student-athletes.

Image from Dr. Axe.   The Los Gatan, our local paper, has published another op-ed advocating to keep artificial turf off Los Gatos school campuses.  Find the first here . This recent input comes from  Denise Donnelly ,   a Los Gatos mom of three former child student-athletes, now college/graduate school adults.   Denise  had a very pointed message to share ... "Staph. Constantly recurring.  Don’t go there." Hmmm... Where have we all been cautioned about increased risk of MRSA infections ( the most common form of resistant staph bacteria that’s immune to many antibiotics )?  Oh yeah,  LGUSD's own landscape designer  warned the community about this in the artificial turf pros and cons the district distributed to all LGUSD families.

Installing plastic turf at elementary schools risks kids' long-term health & robs them of a holistic education.

In an op-ed published in the 12/8/21 local newspaper "Los Gatan" (both the online and hardcopy editions),  Los Gatos resident Giulianna Pendleton urges LGUSD to "Prioritize children over plastic"... Read on the Los Gatan website or below.

The Mercury News reports that concerns over LGUSD's proposed artificial turf may OUTWEIGH drought mitigation.

Image from  The Mercury News Highlights of the article: There is acknowledgment that environmental concerns of artificial turf may OUTWEIGH the drought mitigation it provides . The local Sierra Club opposes LGUSD's proposed installations of artificial turf.  It's concerned about: kids overheating kids getting burned PFAS "forever" chemicals toxicity pollution of Los Gatos Creek and other bodies of water use of fossil fuels to create plastic grass potential micro-plastic pollution potential gas pollution