Scientific evidence increasingly indicates a relationship between a range of environmental factors and a wide array of chronic diseases and conditions.

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CHE-Alaska is a working group of CHE that was established by ACAT to advance knowledge and effective action to address growing concerns about the links between human health and environmental factors. CHE-Alaska sponsors monthly statewide teleconference seminars and other public events featuring Alaskans and nationally-renowned scientists, health care professionals, and policy experts who are working on a range of environmental health concerns.

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2006 CHE-Alaska Podcasts:

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11/1/2006      A Chemical of Growing Concern: Perchorate – Military Production and Use, Health Effects, and Implications for Alaska

  • Speakers:
    • Richard Bernhardt (Aquatic Toxicologist and doctoral candidate, University of Alaska – Anchorage)
    • Frank von Hippel, PhD (Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage)
    • Renee Sharp (Senior Analyst at Environmental Working Group)

10/1/2006     Making a Link: Investigating Reproductive Health in the Environment, Addressing Fertility Birth Outcomes and Birth Defects in Alaska

  • Speakers:
    • Susan Gilbreath, PhD (Researcher and author of “Adverse Birth Outcomes Associated with Open Dumpsites in Alaska Native Villages” (American Journal of Epidemiology, 2006) and “Fetal and Neonatal Deaths and Congenital Abnormalities Associated with Open Dumpsites in Alaska Native Villages “(International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 2006))
    • Janine Schoellhorn, MS, MPH (Alaska Birth Defects Registry Coordinator, Division of Public Health, Section of Women’s, Children’s and Family Health)
    • Alison Carlson (Senior Fellow with Commonweal’s Health & Environment Program and Facilitator of the Commonweal-Administered National Collaborative on Health and the Environment’s Fertility/Early Pregnancy Compromise Working Group)

6/1/2006     Learning and Developmental Disabilities and Neurotoxic Chemicals: Emerging Science and a Path Towards Prevention

  • Speakers:
    • Dr. Ted Schettler, MD, MPH (Science Director, Science and Environmental Health Network)
    • Elise Miller, MEd (Executive Director, Institute for Children’s Environmental Health and National Coordinator for the Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative)
    • Dr. Birgit Lenger, ND moderated the call

5/1/2006     Diabetes: A Complex Disease and the Contributing Factors of Environmental Exposure

  • Speakers:
    • Dr. Ted Schettler (Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Science and Environmental Health Network based in Boston)
    • Dr. Gary Ferguson (Complementary and Integrative Medical Services, Eastern Aleutian Tribes)
    • Dr. David Carpenter (author of “Dioxins, Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and Diabetes”)
    • Dr. Adam Grove, ND moderated the call