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Podcast Available: Community-Based Participatory Research on Saint Lawrence Island

CHE-Alaska Teleconference recorded December 13, 2017

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The Yupik People of Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska report high rates of cancer, thyroid disease, diabetes, heart disease, and birth defects. One cause of these negative health outcomes may be toxic exposure to persistent organic pollutants. Island residents face combined exposures to contaminants at abandoned military installations from the Cold War era and from atmospheric deposition into the Arctic. A

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Podcast Available – The Social and Scientific Discovery of a Class of Emerging Contaminants: Per- and Polyfluorinated Chemicals

CHE-Alaska call recorded November 8, 2017

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More than 15 million Americans in communities from Maine to Alaska drink water contaminated with toxic chemicals that can be traced to military and industrial sites. There is mounting scientific evidence of the link between exposure to these highly fluorinated compounds known as PFASs, and a wide range of adverse health effects.

 

 

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Podcast Available – Science Informing Healthy Choices: Working Toward a Toxic-Free Future for Children

CHE-Alaska Call Recorded October 11, 2017

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Jane Houlihan Presentation Slides (PDF)

Jane Houlihan, research director for Healthy Babies Bright Futures discusses the latest science on the effects of exposures to neurotoxic chemicals in the first 1,000 days of a child’s development and shares resources to empower people to make healthy, sustainable choices to reduce exposures.

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