ACAT News & Updates
EPA relies on discredited lifetime health advisory of 70 ppt; federal scientists recommend 11 ppt
Alaska Community Action on Toxics joined more than 40 groups from communities across the country with toxic PFAS contamination in their drinking water and groundwater in a unified statement today criticizing EPA’s proposed cleanup goals as not protective of public health, especially for infants and young children.
“The Agency’s proposal is not protective of human health
Podcast Available: International Actions to Protect Health & the Environment – A Report from the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs Treaty) and Global Measures to Ban PFAS
CHE-Alaska Teleconference Recorded May 22, 2019
On this podcast, ACAT Executive Director, Pamela Miller discusses the outcomes of the Stockholm, Basel, and Rotterdam Conventions held in Geneva, Switzerland in late April/ early May. All three treaties address the need to take action on the world’s most dangerous chemicals. Significant progress was made on PFAS compounds. ACAT’s Vi Waghiyi and Samarys Seguinot-Medina share the intervention statements they made at the Stockholm Convention.
Podcast Available – Protecting Communities from Exposure to Harmful PFAS Chemicals: The Urgent Need for Safe Drinking Water Standards in the Absence of Federal Action
CHE-Alaska Teleconference Recorded April 24, 2019
On this call, our speakers discuss why and how states are establishing their own guidelines for PFAS compounds in drinking water. Speakers: Alissa Cordner, PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Whitman College; Katie Pelch, PhD, Senior Scientist, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange; Anna Reade, PhD, Staff Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council; Laurel Schaider, PhD, Research Scientist, Silent Spring Institute