ACAT News & Updates

The Role of Mycoremediation in Alaska: Applications and limitations of mushroom-based bioremediation in cool climates

CHE-Alaska Teleconference: Recorded on March 25, 2020

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There is a growing body of evidence supporting the application of mycoremediation in cool climates. Specialists at Sustainable Earth Research, Far North Fungi, and Paxaro Solutions (The Fungi Alliance) have completed pilot studies at petroleum contaminated sites with promising results. These researchers are also investigating in-situ remediation methodologies for environmentally

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Holding Corporations Accountable for Contamination: The Role of Litigation, Regulation, and Research to Address the PFAS Problem

CHE-Alaska Teleconference: Recorded Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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About the call: A growing body of evidence indicates per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are widespread and long-lived in our environment, common in people’s bodies, and harmful to our health. This class of “forever chemicals” has few regulations, and those that do exist permit far greater levels of PFAS exposure than current research findings deem safe. In

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Eliminating Toxic Chemicals from the Child Care Setting (Presentation in Spanish)

CHE-Alaska recording: Wednesday 22nd, 2020

We recently recorded a presentation entitled Eliminating Toxic Chemicals from the Child Care Setting in Spanish. The speaker, Samarys Seguinot Medina, Dr.PH. is the Environmental Health Program Director at Alaska Community Action on Toxics. The presentation discusses the growing body of science linking exposure to flame retardants (and other chemicals) in children’s products and child care settings to cancer, asthma and other chronic diseases. On this call, we will share information to educate consumers, specifically child care

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