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Diana.Conway

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Review for Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund, Washington, DC, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

It's thanks to CPTF that our small non-profit was able to convince lawmakers in our state legislature and our county council that we were RIGHT. CPTF helped us show that the materials in synthetic turf and synthetic playgrounds are dangerous --toxic, carcinogenic and endocrine disrupting. CPTF's well-respected profile gave us the credibility that we could not have achieved by ourselves, as non-scientists and "just" civic activists. It was so important to our advocacy, to be able to call on CPTF for independent and authoritative testimony in support of our case. The folks at CPTF clearly have tremendous passion for their work, and we are grateful for their collaboration.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for National Center for Health Research, Washington, DC, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

NCHR has been a tremendous resource for our small non-profit! Our public-health advocacy work around synthetic turf and synthetic playgrounds was critically boosted by having NCHR's voice during state and county government hearings, across the last several years of legislative advocacy. The organization's expertise and credibility was vital in presenting **science** and facts to these policy leaders. NCHR gave us the stature needed to sway these officials to our views. NCHR presented peer-reviewed, published research on the presence of carcinogens, endocrine disruptors and other toxins in these surfaces intended for our MOST vulnerable residents: our children. We simply could not have achieved what we did without the backing of respected scientists and policy advocates.

As president of our small non-profit, I can say there is NO WAY we could afford to hire a private expert to help with this work. It's thanks to NCHR that our elected state and county officials pay attention when we talk about our concerns. The

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more funding!

Role:  Board Member