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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2016 CHE-Alaska Podcasts:

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12/14/16 Protecting Children “At the Top of the World”: Reflections and Recommendations from the Alaska Children’s Environmental Health Summit

  • Speakers:
    • Elise Miller, Director, Collaborative on Health and the Environment
    • Vi Waghiyi, Environmental Health and Justice Program Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics
    • Pam Miller, Executive Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)

10/26/16 Endocrine Disruption at the Top of the World: State of the Science and a Message from Alaska

09/21/2016 Will the New Federal Chemicals Policy Adequately Protect Public Health? Understanding the Strengths, Limitations, and Implications of the Lautenberg Act

  • Speakers:
    • Eve Gartner, Staff Attorney with Earthjustice
    • Ansje Miller, Eastern States Director of the Center for Environmental Health
    • Mark Mitchell, MD, Co-chair of the Environmental Health Task Force of the National Medical Association
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)
  • Recording (MP3)

08/24/2016 Ensuring a Healthy Environment for All Children: the Need for Research, Policy, and Urgent Action

07/20/2016   Protecting Alaska’s Children from Neurodevelopmental Harm: Project TENDR’s New Consensus Statement on the Environmental Chemicals Contributing to Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

  • Speakers: Project TENDR co-chairs
    • Maureen Swanson, Director, Healthy Children Project, Learning Disabilities Association of America
    • Irva Hertz-Picciotto, MPH, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, UC Davis MIND Institute.
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)
  • Recording (MP3)

06/15/2016    Mercury in the North: Sources of Contamination and International Policies to Protect Health & Human Rights

05/11/2016    From Appalachia to Alaska: Coal Development & the Environmental Justice Movement

04/27/2016    The Ecology of Breast Cancer: Opportunities for Prevention

04/06/2016  Toxic Safety: Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health

03/09/2016   Little Things Matter: Children’s Health and the Impact of Low-Level Exposure to Toxins on the Developing Brain

  • Speaker:
    • Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH, Senior Scientist at the Child & Family Research Institute, BC Children’s Hospital and Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia

02/24/2016    Toxic Chemicals in Our Homes: Sources, Health Effects, and How You Can Support Safer Chemicals Policies

01/13/2016   Chemicals without Harm: A Conversation about Safer Alternatives with Ken Geiser