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Date: October 5 and 6, 2016

Location: Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska

Information on ACAT’s very successful event –  2016 Children’s Environmental Health Summit!

The purpose of this summit was to bring together scientists, Alaska Native community and Tribal leaders, health care professionals, policy makers, parents, teachers, and children’s advocates to discuss the latest science and develop recommendations to protect the health of children at the top of the world.

This first-ever conference in Alaska about the health disparities experienced by children in Alaska and the circumpolar north addressed the mounting evidence that disproportionate exposures to toxic chemicals before and after birth are linked to a host of serious medical problems, including:

  • Neurodevelopmental issues
  • Children’s cancer
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Birth defects

Health care professionals, policy makers, parents and community members all had a role to play in exploring opportunities for improving the health of current and future generations of Alaskan children and creating recommendations for change in the areas of education, policy reform, research, and prevention.

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