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Areas of Expertise

Faculty and staff at the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at UMass Lowell are experts in a wide range of topics and are available to speak with the media.  To find the right spokesperson for your story, contact Cathy Crumbley, 978-934-2980.

Lowell Center staff and faculty have expertise in topics such as the following: 

Alternatives Assessment

  • Methodologies and practice of alternatives assessment
  • Evaluating safer chemicals and materials

Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials

Health. safety, and environmental concerns

Chemicals Science and Policies

  • Comprehensive chemicals policies
  • International chemicals policies
  • Policies to reduce and eliminate toxic chemicals
  • State chemicals policies
  • The precautionary principle

Clean Technologies

Policies and approaches for promoting innovation and adoption of products, technologies, and processes that are safer, healthier, and more environmentally sound

Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

  • Environmental management systems in companies and public entities

Healthcare Safety, Health, and Environmental Concerns

  • Asthma risks in healthcare facilities
  • Cleaning in healthcare facilities
  • Mercury reduction in hospitals
  • Preventing needlestick injuries
  • Protecting safety and health of home healthcare workers
  • Participatory programs to protect worker health and safety and the environment
  • Selecting healthcare materials and products that are safer, healthier, and more environmentally sound.

Occupational Health and Safety

  • Epidemiology of workplace injuries and diseases
  • Policies and practices for safer, healthier workplaces

Preventing Disease from Hazardous Exposures

  • Asthma prevention
  • Environmental and occupational causes of cancer

Sustainable Products

  • Sustainable children's products
  • Sustainable product frameworks and design


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