ACAT News & Updates

Protecting Communities from Exposure to Harmful PFAS Chemicals: The Urgent Need for Safe Drinking Water Standards in the Absence of Federal Action

CHE-Alaska Teleconference, Wednesday, April 24, 2019

9:00 am Alaska Time (10:00 am Pacific; 1:00 pm Eastern) Sign up for this call

Speakers: Alissa Cordner, PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Whitman College; Katie Pelch, PhD, Senior Scientist, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange; Anna Reade, PhD, Staff Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council; Laurel Schaider, PhD, Research Scientist, Silent Spring Institute

About the call: Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are highly persistent, highly mobile, and highly toxic. 

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Anchorage Assembly Approves Landmark Ban on Flame Retardants in Consumer Products

Four classes of ineffective, toxic flame retardant chemicals are banned from furniture, mattresses, and juvenile products

Persistence of ACAT’s supporters and partners invaluable in winning this protection for  firefighters’ and children’s health

With a unanimous vote, the Anchorage Assembly passed  Assembly Ordinance 2019-15(S), which prohibits certain consumer products containing flame retardant chemicals, at the March 19 assembly meeting. This landmark public health ordinance now stands among the strongest laws in the nation.

“One of

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Podcast Available – Exploitation by Exposure: Human Rights and Toxic Exposures – A Discussion with United Nations Special Rapporteur on Toxics

CHE-Alaska Teleconference, Recorded March 27, 2019

Listen to the podcast of a presentation by Baskut Tuncak, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights & Toxics

Mr. Tuncak discusses why and how toxic exposures can violate human rights and talks about United Nations efforts to compel polluters to end this abuse. Download the Presentation Slides (PDF) and listen to the podcast.

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