ACAT News & Updates
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to an August deadline on whether to accept or reject a state plan to clean up heavily polluted Fairbanks air.
The agreement settles the first of two lawsuits filed against the agency by a pair of advocacy groups, Citizens for Clean Air and the Sierra Club, aimed at forcing the EPA enforce deadlines for a state cleanup of fine particulate, a pollutant
We are pleased to announce that 360 North will be showing the 2016 Children’s Environmental Health Summit as a series that will air on Monday nights at 8:30pm for 8 weeks beginning December 26th. Please see below for a schedule of the show, however please note that these times may change. For a full program, please visit the 360 North Program Schedule.
Mon 12/26/16 8:30 PM -WELCOME & PANEL OF COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
Survey finds dangerous toys on store shelves, shopping tips can help parents shop safe
Anchorage, AK, Dec 5, 2016 – Dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on America’s store shelves, according to the Alaska Public Interest Research Group’s 31st annual Trouble in Toyland report. The survey of hazardous toys found that, despite recent progress, consumers must still be wary when shopping this holiday season.
The report reveals the results of laboratory testing
Recording Available – Reflections and Recommendations from the Alaska Children’s Environmental Health Summit
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 9:00 am – 10:00 am (Alaska Time)
Presentation Slides (PDF)
In October, ACAT convened the first Children’s Environmental Health Summit in Alaska to address growing concerns about disproportionate exposures to environmental contaminants experienced by children in the circumpolar north.
“We don’t talk nonstick in polite company . . . A well-cured iron skillet is as slippery as anything needs to get.”
Featuring scientists and policy experts discussing the connection between toxic chemicals and breast cancer
Public television station KTOO 360 North is re-broadcasting ACAT’s breast cancer prevention lecture series from September 2015 with experts from Silent Spring Institute, Breast Cancer Fund, and Breast Cancer Action. The first showing is tonight (Wed. Oct. 12) at 8:00 pm. The full schedule of all nine showings is shown below.
Wed 10/12/16 8:00 pm
Wed 10/12/16 11:00 pm
Thu 10/13/16 2:00 am
Thu 10/13/16 5:00 am
Thu 10/13/16 11:00 am
Thu 10/13/16 4:30 pm