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TURI conducts research to help Massachusetts companies reduce their use of toxic chemicals. TURI approaches toxics research by identifying and evaluating safer, cost effective, and functional alternatives to reduce or replace the use of toxic chemicals. TURI’s research is driven by the needs of Massachusetts industry. Each year TURI solicits input from Massachusetts companies about their specific research opportunities to reduce the use of toxic chemicals and provides grants to interested academic researchers. Results of these efforts are made publicly available. TURI also facilitates working groups within an industry to examine the entire industry’s toxic chemical reduction opportunities.

Industry Specific Research

Academic Research

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TURI’s Research Reports describe industry and university led efforts to advance TUR for specific industry applications, processes, progress or results for toxics use reduction research or the state of a toxics use reduction problem.
Finding Safer Alternatives to Toxic Solvents