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Protecting Water Quality, Health and the Environment: Urgent Questions Pertaining to PFAS with Dr. Carla Ng

Protecting Water Quality, Health and the Environment: Urgent Questions Pertaining to PFAS with Dr. Carla Ng   

You can listen to the audio recording here.

You can download Dr. Ng’s presentation slides here. 

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a class comprising thousands of ‘forever chemicals’ that are environmentally persistent and present in soils, drinking water, foods, and in the bodies of wildlife and people worldwide.  PFAS are used in a wide variety of consumer products, industrial applications, and fire-fighting foams because of their stain resistance, durability and nonstick properties. 

By |November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Protecting Water Quality, Health and the Environment: Urgent Questions Pertaining to PFAS with Dr. Carla Ng

Addressing Root Causes and Preventing Breast Cancer: A New Toolkit and Breast Cancer Action

Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE-Alaska) Webinar: October 28, 2021 entitled ‘Addressing Root Causes and Preventing Breast Cancer: A New Toolkit and Breast Cancer Action with a Precautionary, Prevention-Oriented Approach

Download and view Sarah Petras’ Slides here (7 Mb)

Download and view Jayla Burton’s slides here (4 Mb)

Listen to the audio recording of this webinar here.

By |October 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Addressing Root Causes and Preventing Breast Cancer: A New Toolkit and Breast Cancer Action

The extent of microplastic occurrence in Juneau, Alaska and potential effects of plastic-born chemicals on these environments

Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE-Alaska) Webinar: Recorded on August 18, 2021 entitled ‘The extent of microplastic occurrence in glaciers, rivers, beaches, rain, and snow in Juneau, Alaska and potential effects of plastic-born chemicals on these environments’

You can listen to the audio recording here.

You can view and download Sonia Nagorski’s presentation slides here.

You can view and download Pam Miller’s presentation slides here.

On August 18, we hosted a second microplastic-themed webinar with Dr. Sonia Nagorski from

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