ACAT News & Updates

Toxic-Free Firefighters and Children Act 2019

Protecting Alaska’s firefighters and children from exposure to toxic chemicals – how you can help!

Thanks to Representatives Geran Tarr (D-Anc) and Harriet Drummond (D-Anc), who are co-sponsors of the Toxic-Free Firefighters and Children Act, Alaska will have an opportunity to join 43 other states and cities (including Anchorage) that have or will soon have legislation to protect their firefighters and children from the harmful effects of chemical flame retardants.

The Toxic-Free Firefighters and Children Act (HB 27) is a state

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: Alaska, Home Posts, State Chemical Policy Work, Tackling_Toxics|Comments Off on Toxic-Free Firefighters and Children Act 2019

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

CHE-Alaska Teleconference: Recorded December 4, 2019

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Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D. recently retired 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 federal scientific research, the public health consequences of sidelining science, and what we can

By |November 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Perilous State of Federal Scientific Research: Dr. Linda Birnbaum Discusses How Sidelining Science Threatens Public Health

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

By |October 15th, 2019|Categories: Home Posts, Take_Action|Comments Off on Take Action to Protect Water Quality in Alaska!