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    First lady spokeswoman, Camille Johnston, recently told press, “The mulch is going to stay,” in reference to the recent allegations by the organization Environment and Human Health, Inc., warning that the tire mulch resting underneath the White House playground equipment poses a health risk to Sasha and Malia.[snip]
    Rubberized artificial turf has been in use for a long time in many European countries, and so far there has been no conclusive evidence of any real danger. The Obama administration decision appears to be taking the stance that the green turf is generally safe. This is obviously the best choice, considering that any other course of action would only trigger a modest panic over the thousands of playgrounds recently having made the switch to recycled rubber, due to its claims of increased safety (flexible, splinter-free), durability, and green reusability.

    In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.

    by jsfox on Tue Apr 14, 2009 at 10:51:52 AM PDT

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