ACAT News & Updates

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

You can register here. 

Please join the Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment during Breast Cancer Awareness Month for a presentation by Dr. Samarys Seguinot-Medina and Sarah

By |October 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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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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) Webinar: Recorded on July 28, 2021

You can listen to the recording here.

You can download Veronica Padula’s presentation slides here.

On July 28, we were joined by Veronica Padula from the Bering Sea Campus and Research Center at the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island to hear about her ongoing research and results from a 2020 study ‘Plastic-derived contaminants in Aleutian Archipelago seabirds…”. Phthalates, a known endocrine disruptor, were found in 100% of birds studied. Her work

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