Commitment to Action

Reducing Toxins in Toys and Other Children's Products

Commitment by

University of Massachusetts Lowell

In 2009, the University of Massachusetts Lowell committed to assessing the hazardous substances in the toys and products children use every day. UMass Lowell plans to do so by bringing together Plastics Engineering and Health Environment students and faculty to identify and assess materials currently used and possible alternatives, as well as use the University's Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) and the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production (LCSP) to connect researchers, legislators, and other relevant constituencies for information sharing, awareness-raising, and advocacy on advancing safer chemicals and products.

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Commitment

Reducing Toxins in Toys and Other Children's Products

Launched

2009

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$122,000

Region

Global

Countries

Global

Commitment by

University of Massachusetts Lowell