ACAT News & Updates

Here’s the LATEST: Protecting Alaska’s children from toxic flame retardants – how you can help!

Toxic-Free Children Act (HB 27) – with just a few weeks left in the legislative session to pass this important bill, your help is urgently needed!

The Toxic-Free Children Act (HB 27) would ban the entire class of organohalogen chemicals from children’s products and furniture. Chemicals (including organohalogens) used to make toys and furniture are not regulated or tested for safety. Organohalogens harm our health. They have a range of health effects, including learning and developmental disabilities, cancers, and reproductive impairment.

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Nursing the Earth Back to Health; Preventing Breast Cancer at the Individual, Community, and Institutional Level

Prevention before Detection

Alaska Community Action on Toxics is hosting another Breast Cancer Lecture Series, “Nursing the Earth Back to Health; Preventing Breast Cancer at the Individual, Community, and Institutional Level.” Nurses and community health aides are vital for protecting our people from the risks of chemical contaminants and their effects on health and the environment.

The series will feature highly respected nurses and influential leaders in their field: Katie Huffling, RN,

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Organic Gardening Workshop for Health and Community

Soils, Seeds, and Starts
Get the Scoop, Organic Gardeners! Come plant seeds and learn how to plant without using pesticides with renowned gardener, Ellie Vande Visse! She was an Environmental Education Consultant in West Michigan for 20 school districts, and developer of a nature center. In Alaska, her Good Earth Gardens have been a teaching lab as well as a market garden for her own CSA and a restaurant. She was the grower

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