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.


Dartmouth Superfund Program Featured in National Webinar

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are hosting a webinar, “Progress in Research: Reducing Exposure to Mercury, Arsenic, and Asbestos” on July 9, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Submit your free Registration here.

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Private Well Outreach Events Underway

Our Community Engagement Team has begun a series of events to reach out to private well owners in six communities in Southeastern NH to tell them about the potential for arsenic in their drinking water and make it easier for them to test their water for arsenic and other contaminants. Union Leader Story

Dartmouth Superfund Research Featured by QIAGEN

Research by Director Bruce Stanton, Tom Hampton, and Dartmouth Superfund alumnus Joe Shaw, was featured by QIAGEN for applying Ingenuity Pathway Analysis to gain insight into a problem in evolutionary biology, citing their recent publication Natural Selection Canalizes Expression Variation of Environmentally Induced Plasticity-Enabling Genes in Molecular Biology and Evolution.

HB 498 - Radon and Arsenic Legislation Becomes Law in NH

The Legislation passed by both the House and Senate is now law in New Hampshire.

Stanton Honored with Selection for Hans Ussing Lecture

Director Bruce Stanton, Ph.D. was selected to give the Hans Ussing Lecture at the Experimental Biology 2016 Conference in San Diego. The Hans Ussing Lecturers recognizes scientists who have made fundamental contributions to our understanding of epithelial transport and diseases of epithelial transport.

Latest Papers

Researcher Tracy Punshon Publishes Paper on Measuring Babies' and Pregnant Women's Exposure to Arsenic

The paper in the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology reports on a Dartmouth study that shows a pregnant woman's placenta can indicate level of arsenic exposure in babies and pregnant women. Coverage in US News & World Report Health and Dartmouth Now.

Dartmouth Researchers Publish in Environmental Health Perspectives on Arsenic Exposure During Infancy

Findings discussed in the paper Estimated Exposure to Arsenic in Breastfed and Formula-Fed Infants in a United States Cohort "...suggest that breastfed infants have lower arsenic exposure than formula-fed infants, and that both formula powder and drinking water can be sources of exposure for U.S. infants."

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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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