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Pollution and the planet: perspectives on being outside the ‘Safe Operating Space’ 

Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE-Alaska) Webinar: June 29, 2022 entitled – Pollution and the planet: perspectives on being outside the ‘Safe Operating Space’ 

Watch the recording here.

View Dr. Cornell’s presentation slides.

The more that scientists understand about global environmental changes, the more we recognize the role of life in shaping the dynamics of the Earth system. Huge scientific efforts have been made to assess the scale and pace of human impacts on the planet, especially

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New PFAS Test Results Reveal Water Contamination in Anchorage and Fairbanks

ACAT’s testing shows 12 popular lakes in Anchorage and Fairbanks North Star Borough are polluted with toxic PFAS chemicals, which are linked with liver and kidney damage, reproductive and development harm, immune system impairment, and certain cancers

PFAS was found in Anchorage lakes including DeLong Lake, Little Campbell Lake, Sand Lake, Sundi Lake, and Spenard Lake/Lake Hood, which contained the highest levels at 674.7 parts per trillion (ppt). That is nearly ten

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The Urgency of Addressing “Forever Chemicals:” The Scientific Basis for Managing PFAS as a Chemical Class

Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE-Alaska) Webinar: April 14, 2022 entitled ‘Urgency of Addressing Forever Chemicals: The Scientific Basis for Managing PFAS as a Chemical Class with Carol Kwiatkowski, Ph.D.’ 

You can listen and watch the recording here.

View Dr. Kwiatkowski’s slides here.

On Thursday, April 14 CHE-Alaska was joined by Carol Kwiatkowski, lead author of the recently published research paper Scientific Basis for Managing PFAS as a Chemical Class (link to paper).

PFAS are a large class of

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