ACAT News & Updates

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, Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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Pamela Miller Presentation Slides (PDF)

The Stockholm Convention is an international treaty that recognizes the need to take global action on the world’s most dangerous chemicals. The Conference of the Parties of 182 nations met in Geneva at the end of April to consider expert recommendations to list PFOA under the Convention, and to close loopholes on the

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Podcast Available – 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 Recorded April 24, 2019

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On this call, our speakers discuss why and how states are establishing their own guidelines for PFAS compounds in drinking water. 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

 

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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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