Toxics Use Reduction in the Home
Toxics use reduction in the home: lessons learned from household exposure studies Original Research Article Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 19, Issue 5, March 2011, Pages 438-444 Sarah C. Dunagan, Robin E. Dodson, Ruthann A. Rudel, Julia G. BrodyFile Name: jcp-volume19Issue5-438-444.pdf
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File Synopsis: The Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA 1989)-the first comprehensive pollution prevention law in the country-specifically focuses on reducing toxics use and emissions in the manufacturing process (TURI, 2009; TURA, 1989). While the dramatic reductions in chemical use and releases that have resulted from TURA have widespread benefits (MA DEP, 2005), particularly for the health of workers and nearby communities, there may be an opportunity to expand TURA’s benefits to consumer health by targeting use of toxics in commercial goods such as consumer products and building materials. Download file...