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Substitute in BPA-epoxy Looks 'Promising'

  April 30, 2013, Plastics Today, article about researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell that have identified and tested a potential chemical substitute for bisphenol A (BPA) in epoxy with research funding from TURI.

URL:  http://www.plasticstoday.com/articles/subsitute-bpa-epoxy-loosk-promising0430201301

Lowell-area Autobody Shops to Use Grants

  Nov. 9, 2012, Lowell Sun, article about TURI working with auto repair and body shops in Lowell and some other Bay State cities to reduce use of harmful chemicals with an $82K grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.

URL:  http://www.lowellsun.com/mastatehouse/ci_21963016/lowell-area-autobody-shops-use-grants

United Nations Global Outlook Report Press Coverage

Rachel Massey of TURI was a major contributor to the UN's Global Chemicals Outlook report, participated in a press conference and was quoted in many articles. Read more...

TURI Awards $78K in Academic Grants

The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) awarded four grants to UMass Lowell faculty to identify and test less hazardous substances. Read more...

UN: chemicals damaging health and environment

Sept. 6, 2012, USA Today, the report by the United Nations Environment Program warned that the increasing production of chemicals, especially in emerging economies where there are weaker safeguards, is damaging the environment and increasing health costs. Rachel Massey of TURI was a major contributor to the UN's Global Chemicals Outlook report and is quoted in this article.

URL: http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2012-09-06/un-chemicals-health/57634948/1

UN: chemicals damaging health and environment

Making the World a Safer Place to Live and Work

April 2012, Executive Housekeeping Today, cover story featuring Jason Marshall and Heidi Wilcox of the TURI Lab on the cover.

URL: http://www.readoz.com/publication/read?i=1048349#page1

Making the World a Safer Place to Live and Work

Report: Massachusetts companies slash toxic chemical use

  6/2/12, Patriot Ledger, article about companies reducing toxic chemical use by 21 percent during the past decade.

URL:  http://www.patriotledger.com/topstories/x1842807877/Report-Massachusetts-companies-slash-toxic-chemical-use

A Sustainable Way to Think About Safety video

  A research project funded by TURI studied a safer alternative - cashew nut oil - for flame retardants. UMass Lowell students and faculty won an EPA award. Planet Forward created a video about their research.

URL:  http://planetforward.org/idea/sustainable-national-defense/

Is Your Company Ready for New European Regulations?

  10/14/11, The Burnside News, new European regulations will effect manufacturers of electrical or electronic products. TURI is mentioned as a resource for more information.

URL:  http://www.burnsidenews.com/Opinion/Columns/2011-10-14/article-2777333/Is-your-company-ready-for-new-European-regulations/1

‘Electronic’ Tongue, Green Cleaners Featured at Event

  The Green Cleaners project to find an alternative to nonylphenol ethoxylates in detergents is a partnership between UMass Lowell professors and Alpha Chemicals of Stoughton, and it is funded by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute.

URL:  http://www.uml.edu/News/stories/2011-12/Fac-Res-Symposium-2011.aspx

Health Department to Tackle Toxic Chemicals in Nail Salons

  Dedham will join five other communities as they try to educate employees and consumers on dangerous products. Funded by the TURI Community Grant Program.

URL:  http://dedham.patch.com/articles/health-department-to-tackle-toxic-chemicals-in-nail-salons

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