Podcast Available: New Study Shows Link between Flame Retardants and Children’s Social Behavior

CHE-Alaska Teleconference, Recorded Tuesday, April 25 Listen to recording Presentation Slides (PDF) Some chemicals added to consumer products to prevent fires may have unintended developmental consequences for young children, according to a pilot study conducted by researchers at Oregon State University. The study recruited 92 Oregon children between ages 3-5 to wear a silicone wristband

Podcast Available: Plastics and Chemicals in the Marine Environment—Effects on Seabirds in the Bering Sea and on Global Marine Ecosystems

CHE-Alaska call recorded January 25, 2017 Podcast On this call, Veronica Padula, graduate student at the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at University of Alaska discusses her research project investigating the effects of plastic marine debris on seabird communities in the Bering Sea, particularly exposure to harmful plastic-associated compounds such as phthalates, known hormone