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Cleaning Laboratory

Resources to Safely Clean and Disinfect

With decades of experience testing the performance of safer cleaning chemicals, the TURI Lab offers guidance on how to reduce your risk to the coronavirus while also avoiding unnecessary exposure to toxic chemicals. View our resources on safer disinfecting products, guidance for businesses and schools and more.

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Located at Boott Mills in Lowell, TURI has analytical, microbiology, wet and demo labs, all to help companies find safer cleaning methods or formulations that work. 

The Cleaning Laboratory tests the performance of both industrial and janitorial cleaning products to encourage companies, institutions and product formulators choose and develop safer substitutes. Whether you're a metal finishing company, product formulator, facility manager or any organization looking for safer cleaning products and processes, the TURI Laboratory can help.


EPA's Design for Environment, now Safer Choice, recognized the Cleaning Laboratory's work by designating the Laboratory as a champion in its Safer Detergents Initiative. 

Recognized by the United Nations Race to Zero campaign as a key measure of progress towards a zero-carbon future, My Green Lab Certification is considered the gold standard for laboratory sustainability best practices around the world. The Lab received gold level certification from My Green Lab in 2020. 

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The laboratory tests safer cleaning chemistries and processes in four areas: 

Latest Info on Disinfecting Surfaces
Don't Mix Cleaning Chemicals
Test Request Form