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Letter: Forcing employees to breath toxic chemicals

There was a time when some American workers were forced to breathe toxic chemicals. These chemicals caused 2.5 million deaths over a 50-year period. During that same time, 100,000 babies died due to exposure...
Doctor accused of deception testified

...ANCHORAGE - A Washington state doctor who gave compelling testimony to Alaska legislators on why they should not ban toxic chemicals from clothing and furniture was a paid consultant for companies that make the chemicals, according to civil charges...
Legislative roundup for Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

...of conception through the first years of development, they are especially vulnerable to the effects of exposure to toxic chemicals," Olson said in a statement.Some furniture and baby product manufacturers integrate Tris flame retardants into...
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Empire Editorial: Whatever you do, don't gnaw on these toys

...loud for young, developing ears.The report highlighted the continued presence of lead in toys, as well as other toxic chemicals such as phthalates, antimony and cadmium. It's widely known that lead is harmful to the human body; exposure...
My Turn: Applying environmental protection where it matters

...Pebble Mine, there will be more than just significant acreage and miles of streams destroyed. Mining will require toxic chemicals for processing the ore, which could significantly upset the food chain from insects to fish to the human population...
My Turn: Fracking: Poster child for the corporate welfare state

...a bubble financing Ponzi scheme. And we haven't even gotten into the poisoning of groundwater from injection of toxic chemicals into geologically unstable areas.At every step of the way, the state steps in to subsidize the operating costs of...
Evening at Egan: 'Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Borg?'

...Studies Minor program.Friday's talk will focus on what it means to "save the planet" in an age of global warming, toxic chemical spills, nuclear meltdowns, polluted water and noxious emissions. It begins at 7 p.m. in the Egan Lecture Hall...
Alaska editorial: A few volunteers not enough against debris

...Alaska's danger will be delayed, but not deferred. When big, heavy objects crash ashore, they might carry toxic chemicals or human remains from a disaster that killed at least 16,000 people.More likely, they will carry invasive species...
Murkowski deserves props for raising toxic-injury awareness

...recognize the importance and impact of environmental illness. I hope we all follow suit and attempt to reduce the use of toxic chemicals in our environment and educate ourselves. Kathleen Houghton Anchorage
Seattle emerges as hub for Alaska cruises

...recent years in which cruise ships have dumped sewage, toxic chemicals and other substances - at times falsifying records...fined for illegal dumping of oil, wastewater and toxic chemicals in recent years. And Seattle's growth as a cruise...


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