ACAT News & Updates

Science Informing Healthy Choices: Working Toward a Toxic-Free Future for Children

CHE-Alaska Call

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 9:00 am Alaska Time (10:00 am Pacific; 1:00 pm Eastern)

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Jane Houlihan, research director for Healthy Babies Bright Futures will discuss the latest science on the effects of exposures to neurotoxic chemicals in the first 1,000 days of a child’s development. She will share resources that empower people to make healthy, sustainable choices to reduce exposures.

By |September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

News Release 9/18/17: International Study Finds Mercury in High Levels in Women of Reproductive Age

One-third of women tested had levels of mercury in their bodies at levels that can cause brain damage, IQ loss, and kidney and cardiovascular damage

More than half the women had levels of mercury levels associated with fetal neurological damage

International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) and Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) released a new study measuring the prevalence of mercury, a potent neurotoxin, in the bodies of 1,044 women of reproductive age from across the

By |September 19th, 2017|Categories: Home Posts, News Releases|0 Comments

ACAT releases new report

“State of the Science: Children’s Environmental Health in Alaska and the Circumpolar North” by Sarah Petras, MPH

This report summarizes the scientific evidence linking environmental exposures and adverse health outcomes for children in the Arctic, including neurodevelopmental disorders, birth defects, childhood cancers, respiratory conditions,  metabolic disorders, and compromised immune systems.

Published in conjunction with ACAT’s 2016 Children’s Environmental Health Summit, the report will serve as a foundation for implementation of the recommendations for action proposed

By |September 19th, 2017|Categories: Home Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Podcast Available: How Trump’s Proposed EPA Budget Cuts Threaten Clean Air, Clean Water, and Public Health

CHE-Alaska Call Recorded September 13, 2017

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Presenters: Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine; Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing; Pamela K. Miller, Executive Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: Home Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

ACAT joins Coming Clean and EJHA’s Joint Statement on Racist Violence in Charlottesville

ACAT joins the Coming Clean Environmental Health Network in Standing Against Racist Violence in America and Condemns the Recent Hateful Attacks in Charlottesville

“These recent events in Charlottesville, and their aftermath, remind us yet again that the cause of justice, with people historically and currently discriminated against in this country, is a righteous path for all to travel together. Now is the moment—and going forward is the way—for good people of all backgrounds

By |August 28th, 2017|Categories: Home Posts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ACAT joins Coming Clean and EJHA’s Joint Statement on Racist Violence in Charlottesville

Jamming for Justice – “Your help urgently needed!”

Please come! ACAT is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and we’re having a party 

Yes, we’re asking for your help again. But this time it’s a little bit different. We’re having a party and we want you to be there to help us celebrate ACAT’s 20th Anniversary. It just won’t be the same without you. After all, you and the other champions of environmental health and justice are the reason ACAT exists. All our victories

By |August 26th, 2017|Categories: Home Posts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jamming for Justice – “Your help urgently needed!”