Mind, Disrupted: A Conversation with Project Leaders and Participants

February 24, 2010 @ 10:00am (AKST)


Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) sponsors monthly statewide teleconference seminars as part of our Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE-AK).

On February 4, Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT), Commonweal and the Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative (LDDI) released the first-ever biomonitoring report identifying toxic chemical pollution in people from the learning and developmental disability community.

Mind, Disrupted: How Toxic Chemicals May Change How We Think and Who We Are examines 61 toxic chemicals found in the bodies of study participants in the context of rising rates of autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other learning and developmental disabilities.

Featured speakers

Ann WingQuest, project participant and Individual Service Provider for the Arc of Anchorage

Laura Abulafia, MHS, project participant and National Coordinator of the Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative

Sharyle Patton, Director, Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center

David O. Carpenter, MD, public health physician and director of the Institute for Health and the Environment, University at Albany, State University of New York

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