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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

Health departments of 6 towns join to improve safety in nail salons

  The Norwood Health Department is partnering with five other towns as the Norfolk County 7 Public Health Coalition in its newest project, “Greening Nail Salons for Employees and Communities.” This is funded through the TURI community grant.

URL:  http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/norwood/2011/10/norwood_health_departments_par.html

TURI Awards $60K in Academic Grants

  TURI Awarded UMass Lowell faculty $60K in grant funding to search for safer ingredients in everyday products.

URL:  http://www.uml.edu/News/stories/2011-12/turi-grants.aspx

ACE Cleaners Goes Green

  2/15/11 North Andover Patch, article about how ACE Cleaners is no longer using perchloroethylene to clean clothes. Instead the small business is using wet cleaning technologies.

URL:  http://northandover.patch.com/articles/ace-cleaners-goes-green

Before You Buy That Train Set, Do Your Homework

  11/22/10 LA Times, article about toxics in toys includes comments from Rachel Massey of TURI.

URL:  http://articles.latimes.com/2010/nov/22/health/la-he-safe-toys-20101122

Are 'Green' Cleaners Really Green?

  11/15/10 Wally Pop, Jason Marshall of TURI was quoted in this article about ingredients in eco-friendly cleaning products.

URL:  http://www.walletpop.com/2010/11/15/are-green-cleaners-really-green/

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