The Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program uses an interdisciplinary approach to investigate the ways in which arsenic and mercury in the environment affect ecosystems and human health. We communicate our results to communities, grass-roots organizations, and state and federal agencies, and we train students to conduct research from both a clinical and community-based perspective. We hope you will be inspired to ask questions about our work, and will learn about the ways these metals may affect your health.


Tracy Punshon to Speak at New England Celiac Organization Annual Meeting

Dartmouth Superfund Program researcher Tracy Punshon will be speaking at the New England Celiac Organization (NECO) Annual Meeting in Boston, MA on October 16. She will be presenting on dietary arsenic exposure for Celiac Disease patients from a Gluten-Free diet. Annual meeting information and registration link.

Kathrin Lawlor to Present at APHA Annual Meeting

Kathrin Lawlor, our Community Engagement Coordinator, will present a poster titled, Study to evaluate private well testing behavior leads to resource to empower communities to ensure safe drinking water, at the APHA's (American Public Health Association) Annual Meeting on October 31 in Denver, CO. For information on the annual meeting.

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Dartmouth SRP Researchers Awarded ECHO Grant

Dartmouth Superfund Program researchers Margaret Karagas, Tracy Punshon, and Brian Jackson are part of a group of investigators from Dartmouth who have received the new ECHO (Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes) grant from NIH (National Institutes of Health) of up to $42 million to study environmental influences on child health. The New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study (NHBCS)—a research project that since 2009 has been investigating how various factors such as contaminants (for example arsenic) in the environment affect the health of pregnant women and their children in New Hampshire and Vermont—will receive up to $40 million in funding over the next seven years to help lead ECHO's research efforts. Geisel Insider.

Director Bruce Stanton Interviewed About Arsenic

Dartmouth Superfund Program Director Bruce Stanton was interviewed about arsenic in drinking water and treatment options on WABI-TV in Maine. The segment aired on September 22 and was done in cooperation with the Mt Desert Island Marine Biological Lab. .Interview.

Shannon Rogers New CEC Leader

Welcome to Shannon Rogers who is the new Dartmouth Superfund Program Community Engagement Core Leader. Shannon is a graduate of Dartmouth College's Environmental Studies Program and has a Ph.D. in Resource Administration and Management from UNH. Her expertise includes stakeholder participation in natural resource and decision-making and community-based research. Shannon's bio.

Arsenic in Food Session Selected for AAAS 2017 Meeting

The session on arsenic in food, “From Soil to Plate to Policy” was selected for the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) 2017 annual meeting. It will take place February 16-20 in Boston, MA. Margaret Karagas, Ph.D., David Salt, Ph.D. and Keeve Nachman, Ph.D. will be the presenters for the session. For more information.

Latest Papers

Dartmouth Researchers Study Potential Toxic Effects of Rice Consumption of Younger Children

New research published in JAMA Pediatrics examines the potential toxic effects of increased rice exposure in food consumed by children early in life. The research, led by Margaret Karagas, studied the association of urinary arsenic concentration in urine at 12 months with their consumption of rice during their first year.

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NEW!! Well Water Community Action Toolkit

The Toolkit provides a step-by-step guide to help communities ensure the safety of private well water.

Mercury: From Source to Seafood

WATCH Mercury: From Source to Seafood to learn how mercury enters the seafood we eat, why eating low-mercury fish is important for good health, and how to keep mercury out of the environment.

In Small Doses: Arsenic

WatchIn Small Doses: Arsenic and learn about the risks of exposure to arsenic in private well water.

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