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CHE Cafe: Environmental Health & Justice in the Arctic with ACAT’s Pamela Miller and Viola Waghiyi

ACAT's very own Pamela Miller and Viola Waghiyi are guests on the next CHE Cafe entitled Environmental Health & Justice in the Arctic on September 20 at 10:00 am Our partners at the national Collaborative on Health and Environment (CHE) are hosting a series of CHE Cafes, and this is the second installment. Watch and read more about this webinar on CHE's website. Description: To mark their 20th anniversary, the Collaborative on Health and Environment (CHE) is hosting a series of informal, online conversations with leading thinkers, researchers and innovators in the field of environmental health and justice. Our second ...

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PFAS and PBDEs in traditional subsistence foods from Sivuqaq, Alaska

The Arctic is a hemispheric sink for both legacy and current use persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Once in the Arctic, POPs biomagnify in food webs, potentially reaching concentrations in high trophic level animals that pose a health concern for people who subsist on those animals. Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic may be highly exposed to POPs through their traditional diets. The objective of this study was to assess concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in tissues of traditionally harvested foods from Sivuqaq (St. Lawrence Island), Alaska.

Webinars

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and Health Effects: Addressing the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM’s) Recommendations for At-Risk Populations

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are chemicals that are widely used in consumer products, industrial firefighting foams used on military bases and airports, and can be found in drinking water throughout Alaska and the US. In Alaska, the dispersive use of PFAS-based firefighting foams have contaminated the drinking water of communities from the North Slope to southeast Alaska. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) special committee recently examined the health outcomes associated with the most widely studied PFAS and made recommendations on who, when, how, and what to test, as well as the risks of testing. This webinar will ...

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