Wednesday, April 25, 9:00 am Alaska
Breathing coal dust has been linked to higher
rates of cardiopulmonary disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),
high blood pressure, lung disease, and kidney disease.
Join this free one-hour
teleconference to learn why:
-160 Washington physicians are calling for a
comprehensive health impact assessment (HIA) for the proposed Gateway Pacific
coal export terminal.
-Seward residents began their own air quality
monitoring to answer questions about how much fugitive coal dust is getting
into the air and what substances it contains.
-Development of new coal mines at Wishbone
Hill and Chuitna would likely increase the risk of coal dust exposures along
transportation routes and in Seward.
James, MD, family physician, public health officer for San Juan County and Nooksack Tribe, and member of the University of
Washington School of Public Health faculty.
-Denny Larson, Executive Director, Global
Community Monitor. Denny helped to set up the community air quality monitoring
project in Seward last month.
To join this call: Email email@example.com
or call ACAT at 222-7714 to receive the dial-up instructions.
Sponsored by the Alaska Collaborative on
Health and the Environment (CHE-AK), a program of Alaska Community Action on
For more information, please call 907-222-7714
or visit www.akaction.org.