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Alaska State Regional Group (CHE-AK)

CHE Alaska (CHE-AK) is a regional partnership group of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment. CHE Alaska aims to foster collaboration around environmental health and justice education and policy efforts that are unique to Alaska.

CHE Alaska maintains a webpage on the Alaska Community Action on Toxics website. You can learn more about CHE Alaska there.

CHE Alaska is a part of the larger umbrella of CHE Northwest, which includes two other state initiatives: CHE Washington (CHE-WA), established in March 2003 and CHE Oregon (CHE-OR), established in February 2005.

CHE Alaska convened for the first time in December 2005 for a "Conference on Health and the Environment: A Clinical, Scientific and Public Health Convening with a Focus on Neurodevelopmental Diseases and Cancer" in Anchorage.

CHE Partners who are interested in joining forces with a group of individuals focused on tackling the challenges of health and the environment in Alaska are welcome to participate in this group.

Listen to past CHE Alaska teleconferences

Read Pamela Miller's introduction describing the work of CHE Alaska in the November 2012 CHE e-newsletter

Join CHE Alaska

If you are already a CHE Partner and would like to join this group, please contact  Pamela Miller, Director of the Alaska Community on Toxics (ACAT): pamela@akaction.net

To join CHE and CHE-AK, please visit the Join CHE webpage. Be sure to check the box for joining the Alaska regional group at the bottom of the new Partner form.

Past Calls

October 15, 2014 --

CHE Alaska call: Toxic Chemicals in Schools: Health Hazards to Children and What You Can Do
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

October 1, 2014 --

CHE Alaska call: NIEHS and Environmental Disparities in Alaska
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Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

July 30, 2014 --

CHE Alaska call: Aamjiwnaang: A Culture in Shock with Ron Plain
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

June 18, 2014 --

CHE Alaska call: Fukushima: A View from the Ocean with Ken Buesseler
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
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May 28, 2014 --

CHE Alaska call: Breast Cancer Prevention: Beyond Pink Ribbons
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

RSVP for this Call

April 30, 2014 --

CHE Alaska call: Acid Rock Drainage and Water Quality: Potential Environmental Health Impacts in Alaska
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

March 25, 2014 --

CHE Alaska call: Exposure to Toxic Chemicals Among Pregnant Women and Children: The Role of Prevention with Tracey Woodruff
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

March 12, 2014 --

CHE Alaska call: Evidence-Based Advocacy to Protect Children's Environmental Health: A Discussion of the Latest Science with Dr. Ruth Etzel
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Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

February 5, 2014 --

CHE Alaska call: Fire Safety Without Harm: How new flammability standards in California protect the health and environment of Alaskans
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

December 4, 2013 --

CHE Alaska call: The Emerging Science of Epigentics: How Environmental Exposures Today May Affect Our Future Generations
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
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November 13, 2013 --

CHE Alaska call: Dirty Coal: From Mining to Mercury Contamination - Alaska to Asia and Back
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

October 16, 2013 --

CHE Alaska call: Breast Cancer and the Environment: Prioritizing Prevention
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
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Listen to the MP3 recording

September 18, 2013 --

CHE Alaska call: Asking the Right Questions: Are Women of Childbearing Age at Risk of Exposure to Multiple Pollutants
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

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August 14, 2013 --

CHE Alaska call: The Chemical Industry's Dangerous Game of Whack-a-Mole: Public Health Implications of Chlorinated Tris as a Replacement for Banned Flame Retardants
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 Recording

 

July 24, 2013 --

CHE Alaska call: Lessons from Libby, Montana: Mining, Asbestos, and Public Health
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Call Blog
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June 26, 2013 --

CHE Alaska call: The Rise of the US Environmental Health Movement: A conversation with activist and author Kate Davies
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Call Blog
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May 29, 2013 --

CHE Alaska call: The Story of Camp Lejeune: Contaminated Drinking Water, Cancer Clusters, and the Struggle for Justice
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

April 24, 2013 --

CHE Alaska call: Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) in the Artic Environment: Sources, Transport, and Health Concerns for Fish, Wildlife, and People
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
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March 6, 2013 --

CHE Partnership Call - CHE Alaska call: Environmental Exposures and Autism:The Interplay Between Genes, Environment and Health Status
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

February 13, 2013 --

CHE Alaska call: Toxic Chemicals in Your Home: New Study Finds Hazardous Flame Retardants in Couches on the Rise
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

January 23, 2013 --

CHE Alaska call: The Toll of Alaska's Coal: Health Impacts of Coal Export
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

November 28, 2012 --

CHE Alaska call: Pollution from Pesticides: How Transnational Chemical Corporations Violate Basic Human Rights
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

October 24, 2012 --

CHE Alaska call: The Unnatural History of Breasts: Industrial Chemicals, Breast Cancer, and Early Puberty
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

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September 26, 2012 --

CHE Alaska call: Preventing Harm to Children: The Healthy Schools Movement
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Call Blog
RSVP for this Call

September 5, 2012 --

CHE Alaska call: Protecting Public Health in Alaska: The Opportunity of the Safe Chemicals Act
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

July 25, 2012 --

CHE Alaska call: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - New Directions in Science and Policy
Background Information / Resources/Speaker Slides

Call Blog

June 28, 2012 --

CHE Alaska call: Hidden Chemicals in Consumer Products: What's Not on the Label
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
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May 30, 2012 --

CHE Alaska call: Little Changes: A Discussion with Author Kristi Marsh on How to Avoid Chemicals in Food and Everyday Products
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Call Blog
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April 25, 2012 --

CHE Alaska call: Assessing the Public Health Impacts of Coal Transportation and Export: From Whatcom County, Washington to Seward, Alaska
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Call Blog


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March 26, 2012 --

CHE Alaska call: Upholding Our Human Right to Live in a Healthy Environment
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Call Blog
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March 21, 2012 --

CHE Alaska call: Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Products: Health Effects of Flame Retardants (PBDEs) and State Policies to Prevent Exposures
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Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

January 11, 2012 --

CHE Alaska call: Science and Action to Protect Public Health: How Healthcare Professionals Are Changing Chemicals Policy
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Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

 

December 14, 2011 --

CHE Alaska call: The Role of Environmental Chemicals in the Development of Diabetes and Obesity
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

 

November 30, 2011 --
CHE Alaska call: Breathe Free: Protecting Community Health from Toxic Coal Dust
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

October 26, 2011 --
CHE Alaska call: Chemical Contaminants in Traditional Foods from St. Lawrence Island: Findings from a New Study and Update on International Actions to Eliminate Persistent Pollutants
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

September 29, 2011 --
CHE Alaska call:The Role of Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) in Decisions that Affect Communities: A Case Study of Proposed Coal Mining in the Matanuska Valley
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

August 24, 2011 --
CHE Alaska call: Toxic Chemicals that Disrupt Hormones: Impacts to Fish and People
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

August 1, 2011 --
CHE Alaska call: Coal Mining in Alaska: Hazards to Human Health and the Environment
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

June 1, 2011 --
CHE Alaska call: State of the Evidence: The Connection Between Breast Cancer and the Environment
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

May 25, 2011 --

CHE Alaska call: International Actions to Eliminate the World's Most Dangerous Chemicals: Update from the Stockholm Convention
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

 

April 6, 2011 --
CHE Alaska call: Protecting the Health of Alaskans and Our Future Generations Through State Chemicals Policy Reform
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

March 16, 2011 --
CHE Alaska call: Green Chemistry and Safer Alternatives to Toxic Flame Retardants
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

February 23, 2011 --
CHE Alaska call: Mercury Pollution in Alaska: Sources of Contamination, Health Effects, and Global Actions
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

January 26, 2011 --
CHE Alaska call: Health Hazards of Toxic Flame Retardants in Everyday Products
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

December 15, 2010 --
CHE Alaska: Bisphenol A (BPA): What it does, where it's found, and what we can do to reduce our exposure
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

November 24, 2010 --
CHE AK call: Climate Change and Contaminants: Implications and Potential Impacts
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

October 27, 2010 --
CHE Alaska call: International Actions to Eliminate the World's Most Dangerous Chemicals
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

September 15, 2010 --
CHE-Alaska: Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health and the Promise of Green Chemistry: A discussion with author Elizabeth Grossman
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

August 11, 2010 --
CHE-AK call: The Hidden Hazards of Coal Development in Alaska: Public Health and Coal Combustion Waste
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

June 30, 2010 --
CHE-AK call: The New Science of How Herbicides Affect Health and the Environment
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

May 25, 2010 --
CHE-AK call: Breast Cancer: Environmental Links and Opportunities for Prevention
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

May 12, 2010 --
CHE-AK call: Coal Development in Alaska: Threats to Human Health
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog

March 30, 2010 --

CHE-AK call: Environmental Contaminants and Reproductive Health: Reasons for Concern
Background Information / Resources
Call blog

February 24, 2010 --
CHE Alaska Call: Mind, Disrupted: A conversation with project leaders and participants
Background Information / Resources

January 27, 2010 --
CHE Alaska Call: How the Chemical Industry Harms Children's Health: The Need for Protective Public Policy
Background Information / Resources
Call Blog
December 15, 2009 --
CHE Alaska Call: Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care: A Snapshot of Chemicals in Doctors and Nurses, Health Implications and Solutions
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Call Blog
September 30, 2009 --
Creating Healthy Schools in Alaska
Background Information / Resources

August 26, 2009 --
CHE Alaska Call: What's On Your Food?
Background Information / Resources

Past CHE Alaska calls:

This is a list of CHE-AK partnership calls. Please visit CHE Alaska's call page. For more details, including call recordings.

November 19, 2008: Hardrock Mining and Community Health: New Opportunities for Community Involvement

May 28, 2008: The Global Transport of Persistent Pesticides to the Arctic: Research and International Actions

April 15, 2008: Toxics in Everyday Products: How the Regulatory System Has Failed to Protect Our Health and What We Can Do to Fix It

March 25, 2008: Worker Health and the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: What Have We Learned about the Effects of Oil on Human Health?

March 5, 2008: Breast Milk Monitoring and the Science of PBDEs

February 4, 2008: The War on Cancer: Examining the Need for a Shift in our Priorities

December 11, 2007: It’s a Burning Issue—Polybrominated Flame Retardants (PBDEs): The Latest Science, Public Health Implications, and New Legislation

November 29, 2007: Is It In Us? The recent report on 3 toxins within our bodies, where they come from and what we can do

October 25, 2007: Contaminants and Wildlife in Alaska: What animals can tell us about environmental health

October 10, 2007: The Bottom Line: Hardrock Mining and Human Health

 

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