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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...
Robert Redford's plea: Save Bristol Bay

...would have to stay put - in an active earthquake zone - forever.But even without a catastrophic earthquake, the toxic chemicals used in copper processing have an ugly way of finding their way into local water and soil. If that happens in this...
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...
In Arctic, Greenpeace picks new fight with old foe

...drowned.The group claims its actions helped bring about the nuclear test ban treaty as well as a ban on dumping toxic chemicals into the ocean. It also takes credit for forcing Apple and other major companies to become more ecologically responsible...
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...
Relatively harmless pursuits of pleasure, organized by my buddy's brother-in-law (and also cousin) Bubba, derives particular glee from dumping toxic chemicals into those pesky fresh-water drainages around here that support those smelly salmon. Up until now, we've quietly...
SE Alaska united against spraying

...Southeast Alaska, let alone the entire state. In case you haven't been paying attention, Klukwan's efforts to spray toxic chemicals over Long Island this summer have angered the Native community, government leaders, homeowners' associations...


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