ACAT News & Updates

New Study Reveals A Promising Alternative for Endocrine-Disrupting BPA and Its Toxic Cousins

Chemical Company Sets the Bar with New Model for Developing New Chemicals and Testing for Safety Before Manufacturing Begins

Good news! A new scientific study shows there is a replacement for BPA in food can linings that has no measurable estrogenic activity or other endocrine disrupting properties – unlike the many BPA-alternatives that are just as bad (or worse) than BPA.

BPA and its “regrettable substitutions” are linked with breast and prostate cancer, asthma, obesity, behavioral

By |February 10th, 2017|Categories: Home Posts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Study Reveals A Promising Alternative for Endocrine-Disrupting BPA and Its Toxic Cousins

Podcast Available – Chemicals in Consumer Products: Science and Policy Actions to Eliminate Hazards

CHE-Alaska Teleconference recorded February 22, 2017

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A growing body of science has linked exposure to hazardous chemicals in common products to cancer, asthma and other chronic diseases. On this call, we hear from representatives of two organizations that are leading the way in testing products for safety. They are also educating consumers, increasing retailer corporate responsibility for the safety of the products they sell, and promoting safer alternatives through research

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NEWS RELEASE 1/18/17 | Mat-Su Residents Applaud Decision on Expired Wishbone Hill Permit

Mining Activity in Mat-Su Community Now Off  Limits Unless a New Permit Is Issued

From: Castle Mountain Coalition, The Alaska Center, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, Cook Inletkeeper, Sierra Club

Jan. 18, 2017, SUTTON, AK – Matanuska-Susitna Valley residents commend the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) for ordering a federal inspection of unpermitted coal mining operations by Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc. for its Wishbone Hill coal strip mine. The decision comes after the State of

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Podcast Available: Plastics and Chemicals in the Marine Environment—Effects on Seabirds in the Bering Sea and on Global Marine Ecosystems

CHE-Alaska call recorded January 25, 2017

Podcast

On this call, Veronica Padula, graduate student at the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at University of Alaska discusses her research project investigating the effects of plastic marine debris on seabird communities in the Bering Sea, particularly exposure to harmful plastic-associated compounds such as phthalates, known hormone disrupters. Christie Keith, International Coordinator at Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) talks about the science and implications of

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Feds Agree to New Deadline for Fairbanks Air Cleanup Plan

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

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360 North Covers the 2016 Children’s Environmental Health Summit

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
Mon

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