Established by the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) of 1989, the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell collaborates with businesses, community organizations and government agencies to reduce the use of toxic chemicals, protect public health and the environment and promote the competitiveness of Massachusetts businesses.
How Can We Help You Reduce Toxics?
|We build the skills and capacity of managers, technicians and consultants. The core mission: to train professionals to become Massachusetts-certified Toxics Use Reduction Planners, and to offer continuing education for business professionals and citizens.|
|Grants||TURI awards grants to industry, small businesses, community organizations and academia that support technology purchases, demonstrations, research and projects that reduce toxic chemical use in Massachusetts.|
|Business||Technology alternatives and methods to reduce toxics can build competitiveness and security while reducing risks both to workers and the environment. Innovative green and sustainable production tools and methods are emerging in industry and academic laboratory research.|
|Chemicals and Policy||Companies in Massachusetts report use of listed toxic chemicals. Our chemical fact sheets describe the hazards, uses and alternatives for selected chemicals. TURI's policy program assesses, develops and evaluates initiatives that reduce toxins used in industry and communities.|
|Laboratory||Looking to develop a green cleaner? Your safer cleaning option still needs to work. Our performance testing and on-line database of testing results can ensure the best choices without sacrificing performance.|
|Community||We help organizations raise awareness of the hazards of toxic chemical use and introduce safer alternatives in neighborhoods through support for education and training.|
|Research||With industry and university researchers, we identify and promote innovation in science and technology (green chemistry, toxicity and exposure, nanotechnology, materials engineering, discussion groups, networks and demonstration).|