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Opportunities for Cancer Prevention: Trends in the Use and Release of Carcinogens in Massachusetts. 2013.

TURI Methods and Policy Report No. 29. This report uses data submitted under TURA to analyze use and release patterns for chemicals associated with cancer. The report is intended as a resource both for professionals working in the area of toxics use reduction and for those working in the area of cancer prevention. Read more...

Decision-Making under TURA: Process Overview and Reference Guide. Updated 2014.

  TURI Methods & Policy Report No. 28. This document provides an overview of the Massachusetts TURA program’s decision-making process. It is designed as a reference guide for members of the Science Advisory Board, the Advisory Committee, and the Administrative Council. Download PDF file (223.17 kB)

Assessment of Alternatives to Perchloroethylene for the Dry Cleaning Industry. 2012.

TURI Methods and Policy Report No. 27. TURI conducted an assessment of seven common alternatives to perchloroethylene to help dry cleaners find technically viable and environmentally preferable methods for garment cleaning. Read more...

Cleaning for Healthier Schools - Infection Control Handbook. 2010.

  This Handbook is designed to provide information that will enable schools to develop and implement effective infection-control practices while minimizing the use of, and exposure to, toxic products. The material is intended to be used by school personnel, including facility managers, head custodians, administrators, nurses, and purchasing agents, when customizing. Download PDF file (1.19 MB)

Toxics Use Reduction Act Program Assessment. 2009.

  TURI Methods and Policy Report No. 26. This assessment presents a review of TURA program activities; a review of prior studies of the TURA program; the results of an online survey and telephone interviews with Massachusetts companies and consultants; and results from a survey and interviews conducted with organizations served by the Institute's Community program. Download PDF file (4.06 MB)

Asthma-Related Chemicals in Massachusetts: an Analysis of Toxics Use Reduction Data. 2009.

TURI Methods and Policy Report No. 25. This report examines the extent to which chemicals that can cause the initial onset of asthma or trigger subsequent asthma attacks -- known as asthmagens -- are being used by Massachusetts industries that report under the Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) program.

Five Chemicals Alternatives Assessment Study. 2006.

TURI Special Methods and Policy Report. 2006. The Institute conducts research to assist companies in identifying safer alternatives to the toxic chemicals used. The process has been largely informed from the work conducted by the Institute in 2005 and 2006 at the request of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Massachusetts legislature requested that the Institute conduct a scientific study to assess the availability of technically and economically feasible safer alternatives for five toxic or hazardous chemicals: Lead Formaldehyde Perchloroethylene (PCE) Hexavalent chromium Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) The outcome was the identification of technically and economically feasible safer alternatives to each of the five chemicals for the specific applications studied. Read more...

Learning From the Solutia EMS Experience: Implementing an EMS System at the Solutia, Inc. Indian Orchard Plant . 2005.

  TURI Methods and Policy Report No. 24 This report discusses a project that provided an opportunity for sector companies to share specific tools and lessons learned as each company worked independently and concurrently to develop its own Environmental Management System (EMS). The workgroup concept was designed to take advantage of the Institute’s research and training capabilities to assist a number of companies simultaneously. Download PDF file (87.70 kB)

Alternatives Assessment for Toxics Use Reduction: A Survey of Methods and Tools. 2005.

  TURI Methods & Policy Report No. 23. One of the key challenges in toxics use reduction planning is alternatives assessment. This is the process whereby a chemical, material or product that has been identified as toxic is compared with alternatives to find a substitute that is safer for workers, communities and ecosystems. This report reviews nine alternatives assessment methods that have been developed by government and private organizations in the United States and Europe and is designed to assist Massachusetts companies in the process of alternatives assessment for chemical hazards. Download PDF file (662.65 kB)

A Detailed Analysis of,the TURA Data by Chemical Category 1990-1997. 2000.

  TURI Methods and Policy Report No. 20. This report summarizes the findings of an in-depth study of the 1990-1997 Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) data by chemical category. Detailed chemical category analysis provides information about progress with respect to specific areas of human health concern and presents an opportunity for more enhanced TUR efforts. Download PDF file (2.13 MB)

TURA Data Review-Cable and Wire Industry Sector. 2002.

  TURI Methods & Policy Report No. 22. The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) commissioned this report to evaluate the Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) data provided by facilities within the Cable & Wire industry. The data are analyzed in four ways: industry-wide, by facility, by chemical, and by TUR technique. Download PDF file (256.49 kB)

Environmental Management System Workgroup-Surfacing Finishing Sector.2000.

  TURI Methods and Policy Report No. 21 The objective of the project on which this report is based was to provide an opportunity for sector companies to share specific tools and lessons learned as each company worked independently and concurrently to develop their EMS. The workgroup concept was designed to take advantage of the Institute’s research and training capabilities to assist a number of companies simultaneously. Download PDF file (87.70 kB)
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