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TURI Alternative Assessments

TURI has produced several Alternatives Assessments:

Five Chemicals Alternatives Assessment

The Massachusetts legislature requested that the Institute conduct a scientific study to assess the availability of technically and economically feasible safer alternatives for five toxic or hazardous chemicals:

Lead 
Formaldehyde 
Perchloroethylene (PCE) 
Hexavalent chromium 
Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)

The outcome was the identification of technically and economically feasible safer alternatives to each of the five chemicals for the specific applications studied.

Alternatives to Perchloroethylene Used in Professional Garment Care

Perchloroethylene (perc) was designated as a Higher Hazard Substance by the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction program in 2008. This fact sheet was developed by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) to help Massachusetts professional garment care shop owners and their communities identify safer alternatives to perc for their professional garment care.

Artificial Turf

TURI has received requests for information about artificial turf fields as an alternative to natural grass fields. In response, we have developed an alternatives assessment for sports turf. Preliminary sections of the assessment are being published when completed.