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Monday October 21 2013 - Beyond the MSDS: A Workshop for Choosing Safer Alternatives to Toxic Chemicals

Location: TURI Library, Wannalancit Building, Suite 501

Date: Monday, October 21, 2013

Time: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Solvents, cleaners, catalysts, and other chemicals can contribute to cancer, asthma, neurological disease, birth defects, and other health problems.  But safer alternatives often exist.  This free, 2 ½ hour, informal interactive workshop presented by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) will give you a hands-on opportunity to use online databases and other tools for choosing the safest chemical alternatives.  If you use chemicals, we encourage you to attend.

 What you will learn:

•             The basics of toxicology, and how chemicals can affect your health and safety

•             How chemicals enter and potentially impact the environment

•             How to use  - and understand the limitations of  - information found on Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), which are available for every chemical

•             How to determine whether something may be a potentially safer alternative to a toxic or hazardous substance you now use

•             How TURI can help you to research chemical hazards and safer options

 Who should attend?

•             UMass Lowell instructional and research faculty

•             Researchers – from Principal Investigators to research assistants and student interns

•             Staff who are responsible for laboratories, facilities, or employee safety where chemicals are used

This workshop is free but registration is necessary. Space is limited, REGISTER NOW.

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