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.


Northeast Superfund Research Programs Training Workshop, April 2-3, Boston University Medical Campus

This workshop is focused on the Trainee experience and will include sharing research while engaging in networking and professional development. Please register soon!

2015 Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant

Celia Chen is on the Steering Committee for the 12th International meeting on mercury taking place June 14-19 in Jeju, Korea.

What's New

Researcher Brian Jackson in NYT on Arsenic in Rice Crackers

Brian Jackson, Ph.D. speaks to Deborah Blum for the NYT Column Ask Well; Dartmouth Now Coverage

New Paper on Berlin, NH Superfund Site

Led by Post-doctoral researcher and Dartmouth Superfund trainee Kate Buckman, the paper, Influence of a chlor-alkali Superfund site on mercury bioaccumulation in periphyton and low-trophic level fauna, has been accepted for publication and is available online in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
Coverage in Phys Org

Record Number Attend Science Pub on Metals in Food

Eighty people attended the Pub on a cold, snowy evening. Questions and conversation focused on arsenic in food particularly rice, with additional questions on mercury in fish. The panelists conveyed the importance of limiting exposure to arsenic and mercury (which includes testing private well water) while continuing to eat a healthy diet including rice and fish. But is it Safe to Eat? What to Make of Those Food Studies

Britton Goodale, Ph.D. Awarded Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellowship

Britton will be investigating how genes, proteins and signaling pathways are affected by different forms of arsenic in bronchial epithelial cells. Read more...

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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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