ACAT News & Updates

Podcast Available – PFAS Contamination of Drinking Water in Alaska and Beyond: An Update on Community and Policy Actions

Recorded December 19, 2018

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Laurie Valeriano (Executive Director, Toxic Free Future), Pam Miller (Executive Director, ACAT) and Kelly McLaughlin (resident of Gustavus who discovered that her well water is unsafe for her family to drink due to PFAS contamination) discuss why exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is a growing public health concern. They talk about sources of PFAS contamination, health effects linked to exposure, and

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Podcast Available – A Holistic Approach to Public Health: Addressing Toxic Exposures, Environmental Justice, and Intergenerational Trauma

CHE- Alaska call, recorded November 28, 2018

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Lynn P. Freedman,  JD, MPH, discusses  current work to transform the field of public health and how community leadership is vital to preventing health harm. Alaska Native people and other Indigenous peoples face health disparities that can only be remedied if we think about public health and conduct public health work in a more holistic way. Lynn P. Freedman is a professor

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Podcast Available – A Holistic Approach to Public Health: Addressing Toxic Exposures, Environmental Justice, and Intergenerational Trauma

Podcast Available: Whitewash – The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science – A conversation with author Carey Gillam

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Veteran investigative journalist Carey Gillam talks about her book Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science. In her award-winning book, Gillam exposes how Monsanto “whitewashed” the scientific data on the herbicide glyphosate (a key ingredient in Round Up) to validate its safety.

 

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