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House Party InviteTake a break from cooking and join Alaska Community Action on Toxics for an evening of good food, a screening of the documentary Toxic Hot Seat, and toxic -free activities for kids of all ages

ACAT will serve you and your family a feast of wild caught Alaska Salmon with all the trimmings of a summer BBQ

During the house party, you will also learn how to test your couch to find out if there are toxic flame retardants and if so, which ones.

To RSVP, call Maricarmen at 222-7714 or send her an email.

We look forward to seeing you.

Watch the trailer for Toxic Hot Seat here

 


 

Seward Residents Prove Their Air is Polluted and Unhealthy from Coal Dust and Known Cancer Causing Toxin

Seward Coal Dust Report CoverACAT along with a coalition of Seward residents and environmental health organizations are releasing a report detailing a year’s worth of air quality data. Residents in Seward, trained by Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT), Global Community Monitor, and Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance, collected air samples around the Seward Coal Loading Facility. Samples were analyzed by three independent laboratories. The analyzed samples contain unhealthy levels of pollution. The two culprits polluting the air: coal dust and carcinogenic crystalline silica. A forensic laboratory fingerprinted the dust collected by the community monitoring devices and compared it to samples of coal near the Seward Coal Loading facility and confirmed the fingerprints matched.

Read the full report.


 

Monday, June 9th in AnchorageStories, Struggles & Songs - YWCA Event 6/9/14

Stories, Struggles & Songs - Defending Our Rights, Our Bodies, & Our Future Generations

Please join us to hear indigenous women from impacted communities discuss the links between environmental violence and reproductive health and justice.

Panel speakers include indigenous women representing Yaqui Nation, Fond du Lac Band (Anishinaabe Nation), Gwich’in of Arctic Village, Athabascan of Chickaloon Traditional Village Council, and Yupik of Gambell and Savoonga, St. Lawrence Island.

Co-sponsored by International Indian Treaty CouncilChickaloon Village Traditional CouncilREDOILAlaska Community Action on Toxics, and YWCA-Alaska

Questions? Call 907-222-7714 or email [email protected]


National Congress of American Indians Midyear Conference Afternoon Breakout Session:NCAIBreakoutSession2014-06-10

‘Bringing US Toxics and Environmental Policies and Practices in Line with Indigenous Peoples’ Rights to Reproductive Health, Subsistence and the protection of Future Generations’

Tuesday June 10th, 2014, from 1:30 – 4:00 PM, at the Egan Center Space 12-14
(Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center, 600 W 7th Ave., Anchorage) Event Flyer

  • Speakers will address environmental contaminants and their impacts on Tribal communities in Alaska, the US and Globally and beyond including the severe effects on women’s reproductive health, the health of their children and of future generations.
  •  Presenters will address the failures of US government environmental laws, standards and permitting practices to protect Indigenous Peoples’ rights to Free Prior and Informed Consent, Subsistence, Culture and Health, and will highlight current efforts to change US laws including the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
  • Presenters will include representatives of the Kenaitze Tribe, Native Village of Venetie, Native Village of Savoonga (St. Lawrence Island Alaska), Chickaloon Native Village and the International Indian Treaty Council.
  • For more information, please contact ACAT at 907-222-7714 or [email protected]

 

BREAST CANCER PREVENTION: From the Personal to the Political (Science, Tips, and Action)

 

Anchorage: Breast Cancer Prevention event on June, 4th, 2014Please join us for a discussion with national experts with a teleconference call on May 28th, and at events in Anchorage on June 4th, and on Thursday, June 5th in BethelFairbanks, and Homer.

The environmental causes of breast cancer and what you can do to protect yourself and the women you love.

A discussion with . . .

Your opportunity to learn about -

  • The science linking toxic chemicals and breast cancer
  • Environmental risk factors and the precautionary principle
  • Prioritizing prevention through individual and collective action 

Our goal is to inspire you to make choices that eliminate contaminants linked to cancer from your home and community. We also hope you will join the many breast cancer advocates across the country who are working for public policies that will…reduce the risks of breast cancer.

Questions? Call (907) 222-7714 or email [email protected]

Presented by Alaska Community Action on ToxicsAlaska Run for Women, and YWCA – Alaska


 

News story on CBS Channel 11 KTVA Alaska

NEWS ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/16/14

Anchorage consumers return products containing toxic chemicals to Walgreens stores

 Customers across the nation demand Walgreens “Gets Tough on Toxics” 

Anchorage, AK (April 16, 2014) – Concerned parents and consumers converged on an Anchorage Walgreens today saying that the company has failed to take action to reduce the sale of products containing toxic chemicals. The shoppers pointed to a new study showing that some Walgreens products contain harmful chemicals linked to cancer, learning disabilities, infertility and other serious health conditions. The event was part of a national “Mind the Store” day of action to raise awareness of toxic chemicals in consumer products. Similar events took place at over 45 Walgreens stores nationwide. Read more.

 


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