che-alaskaThe Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE-Alaska) is a working group of the national Collaborative on Health and the Environment. 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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2014 CHE-Alaska Podcasts:

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12/10/2014    Health Effects of Perinatal Exposures to BPA and Other Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs): State of the Science and Policy Update

  • Speakers:
    • Nicole Acevedo, PhD
    • Kathleen Curtis, LPN

11/19/2014     Working for a Toxics-Free Future: International Efforts to Protect the Arctic from the World’s Most Dangerous Chemicals  

  • Speakers:
    • Mariann Lloyd-Smith, Senior Advisor to the National Toxics Network and to IPEN
    • Pamela Miller, Executive Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics

10/15/14     Toxic Chemicals in Schools: Health Hazards to Children and What You Can Do

  • Speakers:
    • Claire L. Barnett, MBA, Founder and Executive Director, Healthy Schools Network, Inc. and Coordinator, national Coalition for Healthier Schools
    • David O. Carpenter, MD, director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at UAlbany’s School of Public Health

10/1/14    NIEHS and Environmental Health Disparities in Alaska 

  • Speaker: Dr. Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health, and the National Toxicology Program (NTP)
  • Recording 

7/30/14    Aamjiwnaang: A culture in shock with Ron Plain

  • Speaker: Ron Plain

6/18/14   Fukushima: A View from the Ocean with Marine Chemist Ken Buesseler

  • Speaker: Ken Buesseler, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

5/28/14   Breast Cancer Prevention: Beyond Pink Ribbons

  • Speakers:
    • Connie Engel, Breast Cancer Fund
    • Karuna Jaggar, Breast Cancer Action
    • Janet Ackerman, Silent Spring Institute

4/30/14  Acid Rock Drainage and Water Quality: Potential Environmental Health Impacts in Alaska 

  • Speakers:
    • Dr. Kendra Zamzow, Alaska Representative, Center for Science in Public Participation
    • Jill Yordy, Clean Water and Mining Program Director, Northern Alaska Environmental Center

3/25/14     Exposure to Toxic Chemicals among Pregnant Women and Children: The Role of Prevention with Dr. Tracey Woodruff 

  • Speaker: Dr. Tracey Woodruff, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco and the Director of the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment

3/12/14   Children’s Environmental Health: A Discussion of the Latest Science and Evidence-Based Advocacy with Dr. Ruth Etzel

  • Speaker: Dr. Ruth Etzel, Director of Integrative Health Sciences Core at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and the Children’s Research Institute

2/5/14     Fire Safety without Harm: How new flammability standards in California will protect the health and environment of Alaskans

  • Speaker: Arlene Blum, PhD, Founder and Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute