ACAT News & Updates

Eliminating Toxic Chemicals from the Child Care Setting (Presentation in Spanish)

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

By |February 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Eliminating Toxic Chemicals from the Child Care Setting (Presentation in Spanish)

The Role of Community Engaged Research in Achieving Environmental Health and Justice

CHE-Alaska Teleconference: Recorded Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Download the presentation slides here (PDF)

Listen to the recording here

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

By |January 23rd, 2020|Categories: CHE-AK_Info_Pages, Home Posts|Comments Off on The Role of Community Engaged Research in Achieving Environmental Health and Justice

Toxic-Free Firefighters and Children Act 2019

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

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: Alaska, Home Posts, State Chemical Policy Work, Tackling_Toxics|Comments Off on Toxic-Free Firefighters and Children Act 2019