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McCarthy, Alicia

Alicia McCarthy

Email: Alicia_McCarthy@uml.edu
Phone Number: (978)-934-3889
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Toxics Use Reduction Institute
The Offices at Boott Mills West
126 John Street, Suite 14 (2nd floor)
Lowell, MA 01852

As the TURI Cleaning Laboratory Specialist at the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell, Alicia McCarthy works with Massachusetts companies to test safer cleaning solutions and methods in the lab and provides on-site assistance with implementation. She also trains and helps manage student employees in the lab and connects how to apply the knowledge and skills acquired within the lab to their own department and field. She won the Most Valuable Student Pollution Prevention Award in 2016, and she went with her team to present their Phase I EPA P3 research on alternatives for Dichloromethane in paint stripping applications. Other recent projects include: toxicology for chemists working group; collaboration with a local bike shop to evaluate and adopt safer bike cleaners; and conducting performance testing of janitorial and industrial cleaners for a variety of applications. Alicia earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Health and a Master’s of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.