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TURA Science Advisory Board

Bringing Science and Policy Together

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)  
Lawrence Boise (Vice-Chair)  
Hilary Hackbart  
Robin Dodson  
Kenneth Weinberg  
Amy Cannon  
Christine Rioux  
Christy Foran  
Denise Kmetzo  
Wendy Heiger-Bernays  
Margo Levine Newman  
More Info

Long and short chain perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) including PFOA and PFOS

The Science Advisory Board (SAB) will be reviewing hazard information on long and short chain perfluoroalkyl substances, including perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). If you have information that you think would be useful, please contact Heather Tenney at TURI.


Draft EHS Summary for PFOS

Draft EHS Summary for PFOA

Draft EHS Summary for PFHxS

Draft EHS Summary for PFHxA

Draft EHS Summary for PFBS

Draft EHS Summary for PFBA

List of PFAS Concerns from January 10, 2018 SAB meeting