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Toxic Threat: Coal and your Health

February 14, 2012 - February 17, 2012
Anchorage, Fairbanks, Palmer, and Homer, Alaska

Alaska Community Action on Toxics is proud to invite you to one of four local receptions and presentations with Dr. Lockwood. He will discuss the growing body of medical evidence linking coal development to risks to your health.

Several new coal mines are proposed in Alaska from the Matanuska Valley to Chuitna. A new coal terminal and stockpiles may be coming to Port MacKenzie, just a few miles from downtown Anchorage. Please join us at one of the following events to learn how our lives and health could be impacted.

Anchorage:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Time:

6:30 pm Reception
7:00 pm Lecture

Location:

Out North Theater
3800 Debarr Road, Anchorage, AK

Sponsors:

Alaska Community Action on Toxics
Cook Inletkeeper

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/100935943368612/

 

 Fairbanks:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Time:

6:30 pm Reception
7:00 pm Lecture

Location:

Wood Center Ballroom, UAF
505 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, AK

Sponsors:

Alaska Community Action on Toxics
Northern Alaska Environmental Center 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/248269991917529

 

      Palmer:

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Time:

6:30 pm Reception
7:00 pm Lecture

Location:

Palmer Train Depot
610 South Valley Way, Palmer, AK

Sponsors:

Alaska Community Action on Toxics
Mat Valley Coalition

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/309411595771052

 

       Homer:

Friday, February 17, 2012

Time:

6:30 pm Reception
7:00 pm Lecture

Location:

Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center
95 Sterling Hwy, Homer, AK

Sponsors:

Alaska Community Action on Toxics
Cook Inletkeeper

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/264733163596371/


Dr. Alan H. Lockwood is an Emeritus Professor of Neurology at the University at Buffalo. A graduate of Cornell University and Cornell University Medical College, Dr. Lockwood is
board certified in Neurology, a member of the American Neurological Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He is the author of approximately 220 publications on diverse scientific topics ranging from hepatic encephalopathy to environmental toxicants. He has been an active member of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) for three decades,  and was President of PSR National in 1994.

Currently, Dr. Lockwood is a member of the Board and Co-Chair of the Environment and Health Committee. Dr. Lockwood is the principal author of the PSR report "Coal’s Assault on Human Health". MIT Press will publish a book-length version of this report later this year.

For more information contact:
Heidi Zimmer at Alaska Community Action on Toxics, email: heidi@akaction.org, (907) 222-7714

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