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Rachel Massey

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Rachel Massey is Senior Associate Director and Policy Program Manager at the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Her work includes policy development and program management in Massachusetts, as well as international projects. Her projects include analyzing the impacts of chemical policy changes on Massachusetts businesses and communities; conducting policy analyses for changes to the TURA list of reportable substances; applying the lessons of the TURA program to chemicals policy development nationally and internationally; and analyzing opportunities for improving information flow related to toxic chemicals in products. She also manages TURI’s community grant program. Rachel received a Master of Science in Environmental Change and Management from Oxford University, a Master of Public Affairs from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a Doctor of Science in Work Environment from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Selected Publications

Rachel Massey, Heather Tenney, and Elizabeth Harriman (2012), “Higher Hazard Substances under the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act: Lessons from the First Four Years,” New Solutions 21:3, 457-476. 

Leo Trasande, Rachel Massey, Joe DiGangi, Ken Geiser, Abiola Olanipekun, and Louise Gallagher (2011), “How Developing Nations Can Protect Children from Hazardous Chemical Exposures While Sustaining Economic Growth.” Health Affairs, 30:12:2400-2409.

Monica Becker, Sally Edwards, and Rachel I. Massey (2010), "Toxic Chemicals in Toys and Children's Products: Limitations of Current Responses and Recommendations for Government and Industry" Environmental Science and Technology Vol. 44, No. 21, pp. 7986-7991. 

Rachel I. Massey (2010), "Program Assessment at the 20 Year Mark: Experiences of Massachusetts Companies and Communities with the Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) Program," Journal of Cleaner Production. V. 19 n. 5

Rachel Massey, Janet Hutchins, Monica Becker, and Joel Tickner (2008), Toxic Substances in Articles: The Need For Information (Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers)