ACAT News & Updates
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.
Exploitation by Exposure: Human Rights and Toxic Exposures – A Discussion with United Nations Special Rapporteur on Toxics
CHE-Alaska Teleconference, Wednesday, March 27, 2019
9:00 am Alaska Time (10:00 am Pacific; 1:00 pm Eastern)
Join Baskut Tuncak for a one-hour discussion of why and how toxic exposures can violate human rights. Learn how exposure to pollutants is a public health crisis present in all countries, from the wealthiest to the least industrialized. Find out about UN efforts to compel polluters to end this abuse
Let’s get the Toxic-Free Children Ordinance past the finish line!
While fire safety is critical, the flame retardant chemicals used in children’s toys and upholstered furniture cause more harm than good. The class of flame retardant chemicals are ineffective, make fires more dangerous, and are harmful to our health.
Many of these chemicals are not regulated or tested for safety in the U.S. Studies have uncovered adverse health effects of flame retardants, including learning