ACAT News & Updates

Podcast Available – Plastic & Health: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet

CHE-Alaska Teleconference: Recorded June 27, 2019

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Guest presenters David Azoulay (CIEL) and Sirine Rached (GAIA) discuss findings and recommendations from Plastic & Health, a report that brings together research on the distinct toxic risks plastic poses to human health at every stage of the plastic lifecycle — from extraction of fossil fuels, to consumer use, to disposal and beyond. Our guests also

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Communities Tell EPA: Proposed PFAS Policy Not Protective of Infant Health

EPA relies on discredited lifetime health advisory of 70 ppt; federal scientists recommend 11 ppt

Alaska Community Action on Toxics joined more than 40 groups from communities across the country with toxic PFAS contamination in their drinking water and groundwater in a unified statement today criticizing EPA’s proposed cleanup goals as not protective of public health, especially for infants and young children.

“The Agency’s proposal is not protective of human health

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Podcast Available: International Actions to Protect Health & the Environment – A Report from the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs Treaty) and Global Measures to Ban PFAS

CHE-Alaska Teleconference Recorded May 22, 2019

On this podcast, ACAT Executive Director, Pamela Miller discusses the outcomes of the  Stockholm, Basel, and Rotterdam Conventions held in Geneva, Switzerland in late April/ early May. All three treaties address the need to take action on the world’s most dangerous chemicals. Significant progress was made on PFAS compounds. ACAT’s Vi Waghiyi and Samarys Seguinot-Medina share the intervention statements they made at the Stockholm Convention.

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