ACAT News & Updates

The extent of microplastic occurrence in Juneau, Alaska and potential effects of plastic-born chemicals on these environments

Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE-Alaska) Webinar: Recorded on August 18, 2021 entitled ‘The extent of microplastic occurrence in glaciers, rivers, beaches, rain, and snow in Juneau, Alaska and potential effects of plastic-born chemicals on these environments’

You can listen to the audio recording here.

You can view and download Sonia Nagorski’s presentation slides here.

You can view and download Pam Miller’s presentation slides here.

On August 18, we hosted a second microplastic-themed webinar with Dr. Sonia Nagorski from

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Microplastic pollution and the effects of phthalates and other plastic-born chemicals on Alaska’s ecosystems and Alaskans’ health

Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE-Alaska) Webinar: Recorded on July 28, 2021

You can listen to the recording here.

You can download Veronica Padula’s presentation slides here.

On July 28, we were joined by Veronica Padula from the Bering Sea Campus and Research Center at the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island to hear about her ongoing research and results from a 2020 study ‘Plastic-derived contaminants in Aleutian Archipelago seabirds…”. Phthalates, a known endocrine disruptor, were found in 100% of birds studied. Her work

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

Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE-Alaska) Webinar: Recorded on June 30, 2021

Link to video recording – https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/K_yK_etmaNVwHIf-yYzOspZlj0nuoaK5v_tq6Nk5E1FL0pQ59mSNXrKEU2oFmXeS.lILvmGkNRrgve5OT

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You can listen to the audio recording here – https://youtu.be/_74Tdcl5tdY

You can download the presenters slides here – https://www.akaction.org/wp-content/uploads/PFAS-Breast-Milk-CHE-AK.pptx

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

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