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

The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) is an international partnership of individuals and organizations committed to addressing environmental impacts on human health across the lifespan. For more information, visit the CHE national website.

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.

Join our CHE-Alaska email list to be notified of upcoming teleconference seminars. Email info@akaction.org and please put “CHE-Alaska” in the subject of the email.

2010 CHE-Alaska Podcasts:

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12/15/2010     Bisphenol A (BPA): What it does, where it’s found, and what we can do to reduce our exposure

  • Speakers:
    • Dr.  Patricia Hunt (Washington State University)
    • Bobbi Chase Wilding (Clean New York)
    • Melissa Walthers (Breast Cancer Fund) 
  • CHE Website
  • Resources
  • Recording

11/24/2010   Climate Change and Contaminants: Implications and Potential Impacts

  • Speakers:
    • Dr. Andrew Gilman (University of Ottawa’s Population Health Institute)
    • Dr. Bjorn Jenssen (Head of the Department of Biology of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
  • CHE Website
  • Resources
  • Recording

10/27/2010    International Actions to Protect the Health of Arctic Indigenous Peoples: Report on Policy and Science from the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

  • Speakers:
    • Pamela Miller (Executive Director, ACAT)
    • Karl Tupper (Pesticides Action Network of North America)
    • Eva Kruemmel (Inuit Circumpolar Conference)
  • CHE Website
  • Resources
  • Recording

9/15/2010     Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health and the Promise of Green Chemistry

  • Speaker: Elizabeth Grossman (Author of “Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health and the Promise of Green Chemistry”)
  • CHE Website

8/11/2010     The Hidden Hazards of Coal Development in Alaska: Public Health and Coal Combustion Waste

  • Speakers:
    • Barb Gottlieb (Deputy Director, Environment & Health at Physicians for Social Responsibility)
    • Lisa N. Widawsky (Attorney, Environmental Integrity Project)
  • CHE Website
  • Resources
  • Recording

6/30/2010     Dispelling the Myth of the “Dose Makes the Poison” – A New Science About How Herbicides Affect Health and the Environment: A Case Study of Glyphosate and the Alaska Railroad

  • Speakers:
    • Warren Porter, PhD (Professor of Zoology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison)
    • Jay Feldman (Director, Beyond Pesticides)
    • Nichelle Harriot (Research Associate with Beyond Pesticides)
  • CHE Website
  • Resources
  • Recording

5/25/2010     Breast Cancer: Environmental Links and Opportunities for Prevention

5/12/2010     Coal Development in Alaska: Threats to Human Health

  • Speakers:
    • Kristen Welker-Hood, ScD, MSN, RN (Director of the Environmental and Health Program at Physicians for Social Responsibility)
    • Tim Leach (Coordinator, Alaska Coal Working Group)
    • Angela Wade (an Ahtna Athabascan from Chickaloon, Alaska and director the Chickaloon Village Environmental Stewardship Program)
  • CHE Website
  • Resources
  • Recording

3/30/2010     Environmental Contaminants and Reproductive Health: Reasons for Concern

  • Speakers:
    • Sarah Janssen, PhD, MD (Staff Scientist of Natural Resources Defense Council)
    • Jane Kava  (Major of Savoonga, a Yupik village on St. Lawrence Island and Community Health Researcher for ACAT)
    • Senator Bill Wielechowski and Representative Lindsey Holmes who introduced identical bills in the Alaska legislature to limit the use of PBDEs
  • CHE Website
  • Resources
  • Recording

2/24/2010     Mind Disrupted: How Toxic Chemicals May Change How We Think and Who We Are

  • Speakers:
    • Laura Abulafia (American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)
    • Sharyle Patton (Commonweal Biomonitoring Project)
    • Ann WingQuest (The Arc of Anchorage)
    • Dr. David O. Carpenter (State University of New York, Albany)
  • CHE Website
  • Resources
  • Recording

1/27/2010     How the Chemical Industry Harms Children’s Health: The Need for Protective Public Policy