ACAT News & Updates
Protecting Alaska’s children from exposure to toxic chemicals – how you can help!
The Toxic Free Children Act (HB 53 / HB 27) is a state bill that would ban ten toxic flame retardants in children’s products and furniture. Chemicals used to make products such as toys and furniture are not regulated or tested for safety. These chemicals harm our health. They have a range of health effects, including learning and developmental disabilities, cancers, and reproductive impairment. Children are especially vulnerable.
Voting by mail is easy . . . and it’s important! Here’s all you need to know . . . .
We at Alaska Community Action on Toxics want to help ensure voters are well informed about the new Vote-By-Mail system for the local Anchorage city elections. For the first time ever, the official ballots for the city election are being mailed directly to you at the same address where you are registered. Your
Podcast Available – Upholding Science and Protecting Environmental Health in the Era of “Fake News”: A Conversation with Investigative Reporter Sharon Lerner
CHE-Alaska Call: Recorded February 28, 2018
Sharon Lerner discusses her recent investigations into chemical industry cover-ups, the revolving door between industry employees and regulators, and industry challenges to the scientific evidence showing the danger of chemicals. In this podcast, you will also hear an update concerning the work of ACAT and WATER (Wake-Up Alaskans to the Toxic Environmental Reality) to address PFAS contamination in Fairbanks associated with dispersion of aqueous
If you like talking with people and you want to change the world, we’ve got a job for you!
ACAT is looking for the right people for our team of phone canvassers for our Get Out the Vote campaign. The canvass will run from Mar. 12 through Apr. 3, Mon – Thurs, 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm (plus training Mar.