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Contact: Paige Glidden at 443-801-3074, [email protected].

TURI Names New Director

November 1, 2021 - TURI Names Baskut Tuncak as new director, effective November 8, 2021. Read more...

TURI Awards Grants to Reduce the Use of PFAS, Solvents and Other Toxic Chemicals

September 15, 2021 - The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMass Lowell awarded $177,500 in grants to reduce the use of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), solvent cleaning agents, carcinogens and other harmful chemicals. Read more...

Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act Shortlisted for International Award

The Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) is among 12 policies from five continents shortlisted for the Future Policy Award 2021. Read more...

2019 Champions Honored at State House

June 13, 2019, Boston, Mass. This year's honorees include organizations that reduced toxics in manufacturing, retail, auto repair and schools. Read more...

Heidelberg Park Field Pilots Earth-Friendly Grass Practices

Nov. 17, 2019, Heidelberg, PA, Heidelberg has been selected for a pilot project from the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMass Lowell and the Natural Grass Advisory GroupTM (NGAG). The project, which is funded by The Heinz Endowments, is part of a larger effort to support communities in southwestern Pennsylvania to create and maintain safe, healthy playing fields. Read more...

How to protect gymnasts from hazardous chemicals at gym facilities

  Silent Spring Institute issued a press release about research results from testing gymnasts exposure to flame retardants. The project was funded by a TURI grant. The results were published in the March issue of Environment International.

URL:  https://silentspring.org/research-update/how-protect-gymnasts-hazardous-chemicals-gym-facilities

Safer Alternative to Toxic Paint Strippers to Go to Market

  Oct. 12, 2018, Lowell, Mass. --Consumers will soon have a safer alternative to dangerous paint strippers that have claimed dozens lives around the country, thanks to a new formula developed by Toxics Use Reduction Institute researchers at UMass Lowell.

URL:  https://www.uml.edu/News/press-releases/2018/SuperRemoverrelease.aspx

TURI Awards Grants to Industry, Small Business, Community Groups and Academic Researchers

September 19, 2018, Lowell, Mass. TURI awards $197K in grants to 13 Massachusetts organizations to reduce toxic chemical use. Read more...
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For media inquiries, contact Paige Glidden at 443-801-3074, [email protected].