ACAT News & Updates

Mercury, Fish, and Public Health Concerns: The Proposed Donlin Gold Mine

CHE-Alaska Webinar: May 26, 2021

Mercury is considered one of the top ten chemicals of major public health concern by the World Health Organization. Exposure to mercury, particularly methyl mercury, even at low levels, can cause irreparable harm to the developing brain and nervous system and is especially concerning for pregnant women and children. The top two sources of mercury contamination in the Arctic are atmospheric transport of mercury from coal combustion and from more localized releases of mercury from active

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Protecting Your Child’s Health with Dr. Ruth Etzel

CHE-Alaska Webinar: Recorded on April 28, 2021

You can watch the recording here. 

Children’s behavior and biology leave them uniquely susceptible to harm from toxic chemicals commonly found in our natural and built environment. This results in childhood illness and death as well as adverse health effects later in life. For this webinar, Dr. Ruth Etzel presented on content from her new book entitled ‘Protecting Your Child’s Health: Expert Answers to Urgent Environmental Questions’,

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Plastics, Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Health: Findings of a New Joint Report of the Endocrine Society and IPEN

CHE-Alaska Webinar: March 31, 2021

You can listen to a recording here.

Plastics, and the endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) they contain, pose a significant, global public health threat. Exposure to EDCs can be linked with human diseases and conditions including cancer, diabetes, reproductive disorders, neurodevelopmental impairment, and immune system suppression.  The report from the Endocrine Society and International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) entitled Plastics, EDCs & Health presents over 20 years of research

By |March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Plastics, Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Health: Findings of a New Joint Report of the Endocrine Society and IPEN