ACAT News & Updates

2608, 2015

What the Pink?! Protecting the Breasts and Women You Love

breat-cancer-education-tourAlaska Community Action on Toxics, YWCA, and Alaska Run for Women invite you to join a panel of experts for a discussion about the breast cancer movement, the science linking toxic environmental chemicals and breast cancer, and prioritizing prevention through policy reform. We will be exploring what we know about the causes of the breast cancer epidemic, Silent Spring Institute’s new approach to identifying […]

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3007, 2015

The Longest Swim: A Journey Across the Pacific to Raise Awareness about Plastic Pollution

Call from Wednesday, August 5, 9:00am Alaska Time

socialimg133Please join us for a discussion with long distance swimmer Ben Lecomte, biological oceanographer Dr. Linda Amaral-Zettler, and Alaska State Rep. Andy Josephson about the environmental impact of plastic pollution, how contaminants in plastic debris are concentrating in the food chain, and actions we can take to address the problem. Long distance swimmer Ben Lecomte will swim from Tokyo to […]

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3007, 2015

The Myth of Herbicide Safety in Alaska: How Herbicides Threaten the Health of Fish, Wildlife and People

Call from Wednesday, July 29, 9:00 am Alaska Time

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Join us for an update on herbicide spraying issues in Alaska. The State of Alaska Department of Transportation is proposing to use herbicides along transportation corridors in Southeast Alaska. The Alaska Railroad is currently using herbicides. Other agencies are proposing expanded herbicide use to control invasive species on public lands and waters. Many people believe that if the EPA has approved a particular […]

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