The Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE-Alaska) is a working group of CHE. We hold monthly one-hour teleconference seminars to advance knowledge and effective action to address growing concerns about the links between human health and environmental factors. Our speakers include scientists, health care professionals, policy experts, and community activists who are working on a range of environmental health concerns. Click on the title of any of the calls listed below to go to the call webpage and listen to the recording.

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2012 CHE-Alaska Podcasts:

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11/28/2012 Pollution from Pesticides: How Transnational Chemical Corporations Violate Basic Human Rights

  • Speakers:
    • Kathryn Gilje, Senior Organizer, Pesticide Action Network
    • Jeannie Economos, Pesticide Safety and Environmental Health Project Coordinator for the Farmworker Association of Florida
    • Vi Waghiyi, Environmental Health and Justice Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics

10/24/12 The Unnatural History of Breasts:  Industrial Chemicals, Breast Cancer, & Early Puberty

  • Speaker:
    • Florence Williams, science journalist and author of Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

9/26/12 Preventing Harm to Children – The Healthy Schools Movement

  • Speaker:
    • Claire Barnett, founder and director of Healthy Schools Network, Inc.

9/05/12  Protecting Public Health in Alaska – The Opportunity of the Safe Chemicals Act

  • Speakers:
    • Andy Igrejas, Safer Chemicals, Health Families
    • Maureen Swanson Healthy Children Project of the Learning Disabilities Association of America
    • Richard Denison, Environmental Defense Fund

7/25/12  Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: New Directions in Science and Policy

  • Speaker:
    • Dr. Carol Kwiatkowski, PhD (Executive Director and Senior Research Associate at The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX))

6/28/12  Hidden Chemicals in Consumer Products: What’s Not on the Label

  • Speaker:
    • Robin Dodson, ScD, Silent Spring Institute

5/30/12  Little Changes: A discussion with the Author Kristi Marsh on How to avoid Chemicals in Your Daily Life

  • Speaker:
    • Kristi Marsh,  founder of Choose Wiser, and author Little Changes: Tales from a Reluctant Home Eco-Momics Pioneer

4/25/12  Assessing the Public Health Impacts of Coal Transportation and Export: From Whatcom County, Washington to Seward, Alaska

  • Speakers:
    • Frank James, MD, Whatcom Docs
    • Denny Larson, Executive Director, Global Community Monitor

3/26/12   Upholding Our Human Right to Live in a Healthy Environment

  • Speakers:
    • Monique Harden, co-founder of Advocates for Environmental Human Rights
    • Vi Waghiyi, Environmental Health and Justice Program Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics

3/21/12   Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Products: Health Effects of Flame Retardants (PBDEs) and State Policies to Prevent Exposures

  • Speakers:
    • Ami Zota, ScD, postdoctoral fellow (University of California San Francisco Program on Reproductive Health & Environment)
    • Kathy Curtis, Executive Director, Clean and Healthy New York

2/15/2012   Coal’s Assault on Human Health

  • Speaker:
    • Alan H. Lockwood, MD, Emeritus Professor of Neurology, University at Buffalo and author of “Coal’s Assault on Human Health”

1/11/2012  Science and Action to Protect Public Health: How Health Care Professionals are Changing Chemicals Policy

  • Speaker:
    • Martha Arguello, Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles (PSR-LA)