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TURI Works to Remove Harmful Chemicals in Gymnastics Facilities

  Donoma Gymnastics is one of the latest businesses to adopt safer alternatives to toxic chemicals and was one of six businesses in Massachusetts recognized at the State House in 2023 for reducing their toxic footprint. The business eliminated unnecessary flame retardants from their foam pit cubes providing a healthier environment for children and families while maintaining fire safety. More than 10,000 foam gym pit cubes that contain flame retardants were replaced with new cubes without hazardous chemicals. The gym received a small business grant from TURI to support the project.

URL:  https://www.cbsnews.com/boston/news/umass-lowell-grants-gyms-replacing-potentially-toxic-foam-blocks/?intcid=CNM-00-10abd1h

Toxic PFAS chemicals will be added to Mass.' official list of hazardous substances

  December 9, 2021, article in WBUR News about the administrative council vote to add a majority of PFAS to the TURA list.

URL:  https://www.wbur.org/news/2021/12/09/pfas-list-toxic-hazardous-substances-tura-massacusetts

Rep. Lori Trahan Puts PFAS Water Contamination Issue on Congressional Radar

  July 30, 2021, Lowell Sun article includes quotes from Deputy Director Liz Harriman.

URL:  https://www.lowellsun.com/2021/07/30/pfas-trahan/

State Investigating Toxic Chemical At Needham Luxury Apartment Building

  July 8, 2021, WBZ TV story about TCE detected in apartments in Needham includes comments from TURI Deputy Director Liz Harriman.

URL:  https://boston.cbslocal.com/2021/07/08/iteam-the-kendrick-needham-apartment-building-toxic-gas-tce/

Hygiene Theater: More Harm than Good?

  Dec. 7, 2020 article in Searchlight New Mexico and the Texas Observer with quotes from TURI Lab Director Jason Marshall.

URL:  https://searchlightnm.org/hygiene-theater/

How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen and *Actually* Kill Germs

  Oct. 19, 2020 article in Shape magazine with quotes from TURI Lab Director Jason Marshall.

URL:  https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/mind-and-body/how-to-clean-kitchen-kill-germs

How to Reopen your Lab with Sustainability in Mind

  In this July 22, 2020 article, Jason Marshall, TURI Cleaning Laboratory Director and Alicia McCarthy TURI Cleaning Laboratory Specialist, describe protocols they put in place for opening up the lab during the COVID-19 pandemic.

URL:  https://www.promegaconnections.com/how-to-reopen-your-lab-with-sustainability-in-mind/

Disinfectants Can Kill the Coronavirus, but Can Also Harm Health

  June 30, 2020 article on UMass Lowell's website about using safer disinfectants.

URL:  https://www.uml.edu/News/stories/2020/DisinfectingSafely.aspx

8 Cleaning Products You Should Never Mix

  May 2020 article in the Reader's Digest about not mixing cleaning products that includes quotes from TURI Lab Director Jason Marshall,

URL:  https://www.rd.com/home/cleaning-organizing/cleaning-products-never-mix/

How to Build a Healthier Home

  December 10, 2019 Boston Globe article about how to build or renovate a home using safer materials includes information from Deputy Director Liz Harriman.

URL:  https://realestate.boston.com/home-improvement/2019/12/10/how-to-build-healthier-home/