ACAT News & Updates

Microplastic pollution and the effects of phthalates and other plastic-born chemicals on Alaska’s ecosystems and Alaskans’ health

Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE-Alaska) Webinars: July 28 & August 18, 2021

You can register for the July 28 webinar here.

Join CHE-Alaska on July 28 and August 18 for presentations on microplastic pollution in Alaska’s marine and terrestrial environments and the effects of plastic-born toxic chemicals on Alaska’s ecosystems and Alaskans’ health.  

On July 28, we will be joined by Veronica Padula from the Bering Sea Campus and Research Center at the Aleut

By |July 14th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Microplastic pollution and the effects of phthalates and other plastic-born chemicals on Alaska’s ecosystems and Alaskans’ health

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Breast Milk: Findings of a New Study and Policies Needed to Protect Future Generations

Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE-Alaska) Webinar: Recorded on June 30, 2021

Link to video recording – https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/K_yK_etmaNVwHIf-yYzOspZlj0nuoaK5v_tq6Nk5E1FL0pQ59mSNXrKEU2oFmXeS.lILvmGkNRrgve5OT

Alternative and low bandwidth options:

You can listen to the audio recording here – https://youtu.be/_74Tdcl5tdY

You can download the presenters slides here – https://www.akaction.org/wp-content/uploads/PFAS-Breast-Milk-CHE-AK.pptx

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been used in textiles, cookware, and food packaging for stain and stick resistance for more than eighty years. The dispersive use of PFAS in firefighting foams used on airports and military bases

By |June 17th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Breast Milk: Findings of a New Study and Policies Needed to Protect Future Generations

Mercury, Fish, and Public Health Concerns: The Proposed Donlin Gold Mine

Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE-Alaska) Webinar: Recorded on May 26, 2021

You can listen to the recording here (note, due to technical difficulties, this recording is of poor quality)

Mercury is considered one of the top ten chemicals of major public health concern by the World Health Organization. Exposure to mercury, particularly methyl mercury, even at low levels, can cause irreparable harm to the developing brain and nervous system and is especially concerning for pregnant women and children.

By |May 5th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mercury, Fish, and Public Health Concerns: The Proposed Donlin Gold Mine