ACAT News & Updates
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
The Perilous State of Federal Scientific Research: Dr. Linda Birnbaum Discusses How Sidelining Science Threatens Public Health
CHE-Alaska Teleconference: Recorded December 4, 2019
Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D. recently retired from a 40 year career as a federal scientist, serving for the last ten years as director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Dr. Birnbaum shared her perspective on the current state of federal scientific research, the public health consequences of sidelining science, and what we can do to restore the role of science in
Let Governor Dunleavy know that we need drinking water standards to protect Alaskans from PFAS
Decades of use of PFAS-containing firefighting foams has contaminated water in Alaska. To date, more than 100 individual PFAS source areas have been identified at nearly 30 locations across Alaska.The widespread presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment raises significant public health concerns that call for immediate and definitive regulatory action to prevent further exposures.These toxic chemicals have been linked to cancer, harm