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The Perilous State of Federal Scientific Research: Dr. Linda Birnbaum Discusses How Sidelining Science Threatens Public Health

CHE-Alaska Teleconference: Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 9:00 am Alaska Time (10:00 am Pacific; 1:00 pm Eastern)

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Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D. recently from a 40 year career as a federal scientist, serving for the last ten years as director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Join this call to hear Dr. Birnbaum’s perspective on the current state of

By |November 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Take Action to Protect Water Quality in Alaska!

Let Governor Dunleavy know that we need drinking water standards to protect Alaskans from PFAS

 

Decades of use of PFAS-containing firefighting foams has contaminated water in Alaska. To date, more than 100 individual PFAS source areas have been identified at nearly 30 locations across Alaska.The widespread presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment raises significant public health concerns that call for immediate and definitive regulatory action to prevent further exposures.These toxic chemicals have been linked to cancer, harm

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Threats to Drinking Water and Public Health in Alaska: The Scope of the PFAS Problem, Consequences of Regulatory Inaction, and Recommendations

CHE-Alaska Teleconference: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019

Diana DeFazio Presentation Slides (PDF)

Pam Miller Presentation Slides (PDF)

On this call, ACAT staff discussed key  findings and recommendations of our new report, detailing how decades of use of PFAS-containing firefighting foams has contaminated water in Alaska. To date, more than 100 individual PFAS source areas have been identified at nearly 30 locations across Alaska.

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