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In the News Archive 2008-2012

ACE Cleaners Goes Green

  2/15/11 North Andover Patch, article about how ACE Cleaners is no longer using perchloroethylene to clean clothes. Instead the small business is using wet cleaning technologies.

URL:  http://northandover.patch.com/articles/ace-cleaners-goes-green

TURI Awards $60K in Academic Grants

  TURI Awarded UMass Lowell faculty $60K in grant funding to search for safer ingredients in everyday products.

URL:  http://www.uml.edu/News/stories/2011-12/turi-grants.aspx

Health departments of 6 towns join to improve safety in nail salons

  The Norwood Health Department is partnering with five other towns as the Norfolk County 7 Public Health Coalition in its newest project, “Greening Nail Salons for Employees and Communities.” This is funded through the TURI community grant.

URL:  http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/norwood/2011/10/norwood_health_departments_par.html

Health Department to Tackle Toxic Chemicals in Nail Salons

  Dedham will join five other communities as they try to educate employees and consumers on dangerous products. Funded by the TURI Community Grant Program.

URL:  http://dedham.patch.com/articles/health-department-to-tackle-toxic-chemicals-in-nail-salons

‘Electronic’ Tongue, Green Cleaners Featured at Event

  The Green Cleaners project to find an alternative to nonylphenol ethoxylates in detergents is a partnership between UMass Lowell professors and Alpha Chemicals of Stoughton, and it is funded by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute.

URL:  http://www.uml.edu/News/stories/2011-12/Fac-Res-Symposium-2011.aspx

Is Your Company Ready for New European Regulations?

  10/14/11, The Burnside News, new European regulations will effect manufacturers of electrical or electronic products. TURI is mentioned as a resource for more information.

URL:  http://www.burnsidenews.com/Opinion/Columns/2011-10-14/article-2777333/Is-your-company-ready-for-new-European-regulations/1

A Sustainable Way to Think About Safety video

  A research project funded by TURI studied a safer alternative - cashew nut oil - for flame retardants. UMass Lowell students and faculty won an EPA award. Planet Forward created a video about their research.

URL:  http://planetforward.org/idea/sustainable-national-defense/

Report: Massachusetts companies slash toxic chemical use

  6/2/12, Patriot Ledger, article about companies reducing toxic chemical use by 21 percent during the past decade.

URL:  http://www.patriotledger.com/topstories/x1842807877/Report-Massachusetts-companies-slash-toxic-chemical-use

UN: chemicals damaging health and environment

Sept. 6, 2012, USA Today, the report by the United Nations Environment Program warned that the increasing production of chemicals, especially in emerging economies where there are weaker safeguards, is damaging the environment and increasing health costs. Rachel Massey of TURI was a major contributor to the UN's Global Chemicals Outlook report and is quoted in this article.

URL: http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2012-09-06/un-chemicals-health/57634948/1

TURI Awards $78K in Academic Grants

The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) awarded four grants to UMass Lowell faculty to identify and test less hazardous substances. Read more...

United Nations Global Outlook Report Press Coverage

Rachel Massey of TURI was a major contributor to the UN's Global Chemicals Outlook report, participated in a press conference and was quoted in many articles. Read more...