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Pregnant women told to limit Western Alaska pike intake

...The state has studied hair samples from more than 80 Alaska women, and none had dangerous levels of mercury, said Lori Verbrugge, the state's environmental public health program manager. "These (guidelines) are just to give people an idea...
Alaska Digest

...largest, most important recommendation is, we want people to eat fish because fish is really good for you," said Lori Verbrugge, a toxicologist with the state Department of Health and Social Services. All salmon varieties tested low for mercury...
State health officials downplay tainted-salmon study

...and, in being so conservative, they're actually harming people by scaring them away from healthy foods," said Lori Verbrugge, with the state Division of Public Health. Salmon is a good source of protein and has many vitamins, minerals and...
North Pole water contaminated by refinery chemical

...Mark Gregory, vice president of Flint Hills' Alaska operations. A state Division of Public Health toxicologist, Lori Verbrugge, said officials hope to determine within a few months how much sulfolane, if any, is safe to drink. "It doesn't...
Some North Pole wells exceed toxin standards

...levels that people have been exposed to are far lower than what would cause health effects," state toxicologist Lori Verbrugge said. "We don't think people will get sick, but we can't be sure they're completely safe, so we're recommending...
Alaska Digest

...of lead in their blood, leading to heath concerns, according to state health officials. A state toxicologist, Lori Verbrugge, made the determination and wrote about it in a bulletin issued by the state Section of Epidemiology. P.J. Ford...
Dust clouds construction of new parking garage downtown

...will determine whether it contains silica. Results are expected next week. Watt also called public health experts. Lori Verbrugge, environmental public health program manager for the state, wrote Watt that it was good he sent samples, since...
Alaska health officials express concern over lead levels

...over the mines or other employers. "We're looking at it from a medical point of view," not as regulators, said Lori Verbrugge, the Department of Health's environmental health program manager. Of the 308 Alaska workers whose blood lead level...


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