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EPA and the new TSCA – Stakeholders push agency in divergent directions

  As the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) begins work under the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act for the 21st Century (LCSA) – the updated Toxic Substances Control Act – more striking divisions are emerging between what environmental health advocates and what chemical manufacturing and industry groups want from the law.

URL:  http://scienceblogs.com/thepumphandle/2016/08/31/epa-and-the-new-tsca-stakeholders-push-agency-in-divergent-directions/

Local restaurants implement new, less-toxic cleaning supplies

  Through a collaborative project with the Greenfield Health Department, three local restaurants and two schools are now using less-toxic chemicals to sanitize their equipment.

URL:  http://www.recorder.com/Toxic-Use-Reduction-Institute-4286735

Lowell brewery to receive UMass Lowell grant

  Dec. 10, 2015 -- Merrimack Ales in Lowell, owned by Adam Pearson, received a grant in the amount of $3,500 to test how well chemical activation technology works for cleaning and sanitizing equipment used during the beer brewing process. If effective, the technology could eliminate, or greatly reduce, the use of caustic sodium hydroxide and the follow on acids.

URL:  http://www.lowellsun.com/business/ci_29229297/lowell-brewery-receive-uml-grant

Bentley Professor Leads Effort to Detoxify Local Child Care Centers

  Oct. 6, 2015 -- Thanks to a grant from the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMass Lowell, Ryan Bouldin, Assistant Professor of Natural and Applied Science at Bentley University will collaborate with local child care facilities to reduce exposure to several toxic chemicals, namely phthalates and flame retardants - chemical classes known to disrupt hormones.

URL:  http://www.bentley.edu/prepared/bentley-professor-leads-effort-detoxify-local-child-care-centers

10 QUESTIONS WITH Ken Geiser, authority on the dangers of toxic chemicals, authors new book

  Sept 28, 2015 -- Ken Geiser, an outspoken authority on the dangers of toxic chemicals and 25-year veteran of UMASS Lowell, has released a new book focusing on the use of dangerous chemicals in America.

URL:  http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_28889196/chemicals-without-harm

Mass. Legislature Recognizes Allston Collision Center as TURA 25th Anniversary Leader

  Sept. 22, 2015 -- Award acknowledges company's green auto body initiative, which has successfully reduced usage of toxic materials, Allston Collision Center reports.

URL:  http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2682491