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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.


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Rachel Massey

Rachel Massey is Senior Associate Director and Policy Program Manager at the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Her work includes policy development and program management at the state level in Massachusetts, including work with state government agencies, large and small businesses, and municipal organizations. She served as a lead author for the United Nations Environment Programme’s Global Chemicals Outlook, considering global trends in the chemicals industry and implications for human health and the environment. She is the author of numerous reports and articles on chemicals policy and sound management of chemicals, including reports for European government agencies on chemicals and development, chemicals in consumer products, and other topics. Before joining the Toxics Use Reduction Institute, she worked as a researcher at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University, where she helped to build a program in Economics for Health and the Environment. She received a Master of Science in Environmental Change and Management from Oxford University and a Master of Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.


Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act: Reducing Toxic Waste and Saving Money, October 18, 2013