ACAT News & Updates
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 9:00 am Alaska Time (10:00 am Pacific; 1:00 pm Eastern)
Jane Houlihan, research director for Healthy Babies Bright Futures will discuss the latest science on the effects of exposures to neurotoxic chemicals in the first 1,000 days of a child’s development. She will share resources that empower people to make
One-third of women tested had levels of mercury in their bodies at levels that can cause brain damage, IQ loss, and kidney and cardiovascular damage
More than half the women had levels of mercury levels associated with fetal neurological damage
International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) and Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) released a new study measuring the prevalence of mercury, a potent neurotoxin, in the bodies of 1,044 women of reproductive age from across the
“State of the Science: Children’s Environmental Health in Alaska and the Circumpolar North” by Sarah Petras, MPH
This report summarizes the scientific evidence linking environmental exposures and adverse health outcomes for children in the Arctic, including neurodevelopmental disorders, birth defects, childhood cancers, respiratory conditions, metabolic disorders, and compromised immune systems.
Published in conjunction with ACAT’s 2016 Children’s Environmental Health Summit, the report will serve as a foundation for implementation of the recommendations for action proposed
Podcast Available: How Trump’s Proposed EPA Budget Cuts Threaten Clean Air, Clean Water, and Public Health
CHE-Alaska Call Recorded September 13, 2017
Listen to the Podcast
Presenters: Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine; Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing; Pamela K. Miller, Executive Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics
ACAT joins the Coming Clean Environmental Health Network in Standing Against Racist Violence in America and Condemns the Recent Hateful Attacks in Charlottesville
“These recent events in Charlottesville, and their aftermath, remind us yet again that the cause of justice, with people historically and currently discriminated against in this country, is a righteous path for all to travel together. Now is the moment—and going forward is the way—for good people of all backgrounds