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TURA Science Advisory Board

The Toxics Use Reduction Act of 1989 created a Science Advisory Board (SAB) to work with the Institute as described in Chapter 211, Section 6, line 496.


The Board's primary role is to consider petitions to add or delete chemicals from the TURA chemical list and make recommendations to the Institute accordingly. 

The Institute may call on the SAB for scientific or technical advice concerning other TURA-related issues.

To be nominated to the SAB, an individual must have extensive professional experience and/or academic expertise in fields such as toxicology, epidemiology, occupational medicine, environmental science or chemistry.

Current Members

David Williams (Chair)  
Robin Dodson (Vice Chair)  
Lisa Cashins  
Helen Poynton  
Amy Cannon  
Christine Rioux  
Christy Foran  
Denise Kmetzo  
Wendy Heiger-Bernays  
Heather Lynch  
Richard Gurney