ACAT News & Updates

Holding Corporations Accountable for Contamination: The Role of Litigation, Regulation, and Research to Address the PFAS Problem

CHE-Alaska Teleconference: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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About the call: A growing body of evidence indicates per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are widespread and long-lived in our environment, common in people’s bodies, and harmful to our health. This class of “forever chemicals” has few regulations, and those that do exist permit far greater levels of PFAS exposure than current research findings deem safe. In our February CHE-Alaska

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Eliminating Toxic Chemicals from the Child Care Setting (Presentation in Spanish)

CHE-Alaska recording: Wednesday 22nd, 2020

We recently recorded a presentation entitled Eliminating Toxic Chemicals from the Child Care Setting in Spanish. The speaker, Samarys Seguinot Medina, Ph.D. is the Environmental Health Program Director at Alaska Community Action on Toxics. The presentation discusses the growing body of science linking exposure to flame retardants (and other chemicals) in children’s products and child care settings to cancer, asthma and other chronic diseases. On this call, we will share information to educate consumers, specifically child care business

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The Role of Community Engaged Research in Achieving Environmental Health and Justice

CHE-Alaska Teleconference: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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The CHE-Alaska speaker this month is Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, an Associate Professor of American Studies at Brown University who teaches about environmental health and justice in Native communities, indigenous food movements, and community-engaged research. She has written on all of these subjects, most recently focusing on food justice and food sovereignty by co-editing Indigenous Food

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