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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2015 CHE-Alaska Podcasts:

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12/09/2015     Why the U.S. Leaves Deadly Chemicals on the Market: A Conversation with Journalist Elizabeth Grossman

11/10/2015 Community-Based Participatory Research in the Arctic: Sources of Environmental Contaminants on St. Lawrence Island

10/19/2015     Climate Change and the Release of Contaminants in the Arctic: Current Research and Potential Health Effects

  • Speakers:
    • James E. Berner (Senior Director for Science in the Division of Community Health, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium)
    • Lars-Otto Reiersen (Executive Secretary, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP))
    • Merle Apassingok (Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska)
    • Vi Waghiyi (Environmental Health and Justice Program Director, ACAT)
  • Recording (MP3)

08/05/2015     The Longest Swim: A Journey Across the Pacific to Raise Awareness About Plastic Pollution

  • Speakers:
    • Ben Lecomte, long-distance swimmer
    • Dr. Linda Amaral-Zettler (Marine Biological Laboratory)
    • Alaska State Representative Andy Josephson (District 17 in Anchorage)
  • Recording

07/29/2015    The Myth of Herbicide Safety in Alaska: How Herbicides Threaten the Health of Fish, Wildlife, and People

  • Speakers:
    • Pamela K. Miller (Executive Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics)
    • Dr. Jennifer Sass (Senior Scientist, Health and Environment program, Natural Resource Defense Council and Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University)
    • Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, Alaska State Representative for Alaska’s thirty-fourth district

05/21/2015   International Actions to Protect Health and Environment: A Report from the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

  • Pamela K. Miller (Executive Director, ACAT)
  • Vi Waghiyi (Environmental Health and Justice Director, ACAT)
  • Recording (MP3)

04/08/2015   An Introduction to Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals: New Resource on Health Threats Posed by EDCs 

03/04/2015   Flame Retardants and Public Health: Fire Safety Without Harm

02/04/2015   Only One Chance: How Contaminants in our Environment Impair Brain Development