ACAT News & Updates
Podcast Available: International Actions to Protect Health & the Environment – A Report from the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs Treaty) and Global Measures to Ban PFAS
CHE-Alaska Teleconference Recorded May 22, 2019
On this podcast, ACAT Executive Director, Pamela Miller discusses the outcomes of the Stockholm, Basel, and Rotterdam Conventions held in Geneva, Switzerland in late April/ early May. All three treaties address the need to take action on the world’s most dangerous chemicals. Significant progress was made on PFAS compounds. ACAT’s Vi Waghiyi and Samarys Seguinot-Medina share the intervention statements they made at the Stockholm Convention.
Podcast Available – Protecting Communities from Exposure to Harmful PFAS Chemicals: The Urgent Need for Safe Drinking Water Standards in the Absence of Federal Action
CHE-Alaska Teleconference Recorded April 24, 2019
On this call, our speakers discuss why and how states are establishing their own guidelines for PFAS compounds in drinking water. Speakers: Alissa Cordner, PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Whitman College; Katie Pelch, PhD, Senior Scientist, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange; Anna Reade, PhD, Staff Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council; Laurel Schaider, PhD, Research Scientist, Silent Spring Institute
Four classes of ineffective, toxic flame retardant chemicals are banned from furniture, mattresses, and juvenile products
Persistence of ACAT’s supporters and partners invaluable in winning this protection for firefighters’ and children’s health
With a unanimous vote, the Anchorage Assembly passed Assembly Ordinance 2019-15(S), which prohibits certain consumer products containing flame retardant chemicals, at the March 19 assembly meeting. This landmark public health ordinance now stands among the strongest laws in the nation.