Steps for Parents To Take on Artificial Turf

1) Go to the coalition website,www.safehealthyplayingfields.org, and synturf.org, where parents can search information about what some health experts are saying regarding toxic chemicals used in artificial turf.

2) Do not let small children on artificial turf because they are so much closer to the ground and can ingest the tire crumbs more easily.

3) If you oppose getting artificial turf at your high school, write the Montgomery County Board of Education, your member of Congress, click on the "Take Action" page of safehealthyplayingfields.org, or contact your local school principal to voice your concerns.

— Carol Van Dam Falk