ACAT News & Updates
Protecting Communities from Exposure to Harmful PFAS Chemicals: The Urgent Need for Safe Drinking Water Standards in the Absence of Federal Action
CHE-Alaska Teleconference, Wednesday, April 24, 2019
9:00 am Alaska Time (10:00 am Pacific; 1:00 pm Eastern) Sign up for this call
Speakers: Alissa Cordner, PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Whitman College; Katie Pelch, PhD, Senior Scientist, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange; Anna Reade, PhD, Staff Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council; Laurel Schaider, PhD, Research Scientist, Silent Spring Institute
About the call: Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are highly persistent, highly mobile, and highly toxic.
Four classes of ineffective, toxic flame retardant chemicals are banned from furniture, mattresses, and juvenile products
Persistence of ACAT’s supporters and partners invaluable in winning this protection for firefighters’ and children’s health
With a unanimous vote, the Anchorage Assembly passed Assembly Ordinance 2019-15(S), which prohibits certain consumer products containing flame retardant chemicals, at the March 19 assembly meeting. This landmark public health ordinance now stands among the strongest laws in the nation.
Podcast Available – Exploitation by Exposure: Human Rights and Toxic Exposures – A Discussion with United Nations Special Rapporteur on Toxics
CHE-Alaska Teleconference, Recorded March 27, 2019
Mr. Tuncak discusses why and how toxic exposures can violate human rights and talks about United Nations efforts to compel polluters to end this abuse. Download the Presentation Slides (PDF) and listen to the podcast.