Nantucket’s PFAS Action Group is sounding the alarm over the synthetic turf fields being proposed as part of the Nantucket school system’s $17.5-million-dollar revamp of its aging athletic complex.
The debate pits Ph.D. against Ph.D., includes accusations of science for hire, and hinges on a widely differing set of facts, assumptions and assertions. Caught in the crossfire is a school system trying to provide top-notch facilities for its student-athletes.
Kyla Bennett, Ph.D., is director of public policy for New England PEERs (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility). She is one of the scientists the PFAS Action Group reached out to, in an attempt to get an independent assessment of the risks of synthetic turf.