ACAT News & Updates
Nursing the Earth Back to Health; Preventing Breast Cancer at the Individual, Community, and Institutional Level
Prevention before Detection
Alaska Community Action on Toxics is hosting another Breast Cancer Lecture Series, “Nursing the Earth Back to Health; Preventing Breast Cancer at the Individual, Community, and Institutional Level.” Nurses and community health aides are vital for protecting our people from the risks of chemical contaminants and their effects on health and the environment.
The series will feature highly respected nurses and influential leaders in their field: Katie Huffling, RN,
Podcast Available: Nursing the Earth Back to Health: Personal and Policy Strategies for Preventing Breast Cancer
CHE-Alaska Teleconference, Recorded Wednesday, May 2, 2018
About the Call:
Catherine Dodd, PhD, RN discusses latest science on how environmental contaminants contribute to breast cancer risk and of healthy choices you can make to limit exposures. Find out what steps individuals, institutions, and communities can take to reduce the incidence of breast cancer.
Podcast Available -The Poison Papers: How an Activist Joined Forces with Investigative Journalists to Document the Hidden History of Herbicide Hazards
CHE-Alaska Teleconference, Recorded April 25, 2018
Community activist Carol van Strum and investigative journalists Peter von Stackelberg and Eric Francis Coppolino discuss how they worked together on “The Poison Papers,” a project to create a searchable online archive inspired by Van Strum’s extraordinary collection of more than 6,000 documents (totaling over 150,000 pages) about the chemical industry.
The sad story of the “Mattress from Hell” and how you can avoid a similar fate (for you and other Alaskans)
Long-time ACAT supporter Mei Mei Evans recently shared her story of the “Mattress from Hell”:
“Six months ago, a new acquaintance mentioned that she worked in a mattress store and that it was usual to replace a mattress after ten years. Her comment got me to thinking. At that point, I’d had