What We Do
ACAT works with communities, implementing effective strategies to limit their exposure to toxic substances and to protect and restore the ecosystems that sustain them and their way of life.
We work to eliminate the production and release of harmful chemicals by industry and military sources, ensure the public’s right-to-know, achieve policies based on the precautionary principle, and support the rights of Indigenous peoples.
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ACAT works at every level from local to state, national, and international to achieve environmental health and justice and to eliminate the production and use of the most dangerous chemicals.
ACAT supports a precautionary approach to chemicals policy. Laws should place the responsibility to prove safety on the chemicals industry and commerce, not on the public. Today, the burden of proof too often lies with those who have been harmed by exposure to toxics. For the most part, toxic substances are considered innocent until proven guilty, when really it should be the other way around.
You can explore the following sections to learn more about how people are exposed to toxic chemicals in their daily lives
and how you can take action to protect Alaska’s fish, wildlife, and people from harmful contaminants.