We are working at a community, state, national, and international level to achieve environmental health and justice and to eliminate the production and use of the most dangerous chemicals.
ACAT supports a precautionary approach to chemicals policy. Laws should place the responsibility to prove safety on the chemicals industry and commerce, not on the public. Today, too often the burden of proof lies with those who have been harmed by exposure to toxics. For the most part, toxic substances are considered innocent until proven guilty, when really it should be the other way around.
You can explore the following sections of our website to learn more about how we are exposed to toxic chemicals in our daily lives and how you can join us in taking action to protect Alaska’s fish, wildlife, and people from harmful contaminants.