ACAT News & Updates

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Breast Milk: Findings of a New Study and Policies Needed to Protect Future Generations

CHE-Alaska Webinar: June 30, 2021

You can register for the webinar here.  – https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1e7wA681Rxq8BEb3ym0AsA

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been used in textiles, cookware, and food packaging for stain and stick resistance for more than eighty years. The dispersive use of PFAS in firefighting foams used on airports and military bases has contaminated the drinking water of millions of people around the world. Today, these compounds are widespread in our environment, the foods we eat, and in our bodies.

Studies have

By |June 17th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Breast Milk: Findings of a New Study and Policies Needed to Protect Future Generations

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

CHE-Alaska Webinar: May 26, 2021

You can listen to the recording here (note, due to technical difficulties, this recording has gaps)

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

By |May 5th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mercury, Fish, and Public Health Concerns: The Proposed Donlin Gold Mine

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’,

By |April 6th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Protecting Your Child’s Health with Dr. Ruth Etzel