ACAT News & Updates
The sad story of the “Mattress from Hell” and how you can avoid a similar fate (for you and other Alaskans)
Long-time ACAT supporter Mei Mei Evans recently shared her story of the “Mattress from Hell”:
“Six months ago, a new acquaintance mentioned that she worked in a mattress store and that it was usual to replace a mattress after ten years. Her comment got me to thinking. At that point, I’d had
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.
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,