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From fruit peels and algae, UML team works to create less-toxic detergent

  July 7, 2013 -- Lowell Sun article features UMass Lowell faculty and student research that was originally funded with a seed grant from TURI.

URL:  http://www.lowellsun.com/todaysheadlines/ci_23614146/greener-clean

Dry Cleaning Alternative Saves $, Environment

  May 2, 2013 -- WWLP, Channel 22, interviewed KMK Cleaners Kristy Mead and Michael Ellenbecker and Joy Onasch of TURI at the State House on Wed., May 1 about dry cleaners making the switch from using perc to wet cleaning.

URL:  http://www.wwlp.com/dpp/news/politics/state_politics/wry-cleaning-alternative-saves-environment-cl

Substitute in BPA-epoxy Looks 'Promising'

  April 30, 2013, Plastics Today, article about researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell that have identified and tested a potential chemical substitute for bisphenol A (BPA) in epoxy with research funding from TURI.

URL:  http://www.plasticstoday.com/articles/subsitute-bpa-epoxy-loosk-promising0430201301

Lowell-area Autobody Shops to Use Grants

  Nov. 9, 2012, Lowell Sun, article about TURI working with auto repair and body shops in Lowell and some other Bay State cities to reduce use of harmful chemicals with an $82K grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.

URL:  http://www.lowellsun.com/mastatehouse/ci_21963016/lowell-area-autobody-shops-use-grants

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...

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...

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

UN: chemicals damaging health and environment

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