ACAT News & Updates
CHE-Alaska recording: Wednesday 22nd, 2020
We recently recorded a presentation entitled Eliminating Toxic Chemicals from the Child Care Setting in Spanish. The speaker, Samarys Seguinot Medina, Dr.PH. is the Environmental Health Program Director at Alaska Community Action on Toxics. The presentation discusses the growing body of science linking exposure to flame retardants (and other chemicals) in children’s products and child care settings to cancer, asthma and other chronic diseases. On this call, we will share information to educate consumers, specifically child care
CHE-Alaska Teleconference: Recorded Wednesday, January 29, 2020
The CHE-Alaska speaker this month is Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, an Associate Professor of American Studies at Brown University who teaches about environmental health and justice in Native communities, indigenous food movements, and community-engaged research. She has written on all of these subjects, most recently focusing on food justice and food sovereignty by co-editing Indigenous
Protecting Alaska’s firefighters and children from exposure to toxic chemicals – how you can help!
Thanks to Representatives Geran Tarr (D-Anc) and Harriet Drummond (D-Anc), who are co-sponsors of the Toxic-Free Firefighters and Children Act, Alaska will have an opportunity to join 43 other states and cities (including Anchorage) that have or will soon have legislation to protect their firefighters and children from the harmful effects of chemical flame retardants.
The Toxic-Free Firefighters and Children Act (HB 27) is a state