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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

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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Career Opportunity: Media and Communications Manager

Summary

Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT), an environmental health and justice research and advocacy organization, is seeking to hire a skilled, creative Media and Communications Manager who will lead the development and implementation of an effective communications and media strategy to advance the mission, vision, and campaigns of Alaska Community Action on Toxics.

Role and Responsibilities

The Media and Communications Manager is responsible for cultivating relationships with local, statewide, and national reporters from print, radio, and television media. The individual will also

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