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.


NAC-SETAC Meeting Focuses on Risk Communication

The North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry is holding its annual meeting June 10-12 in Freeport, ME. A short course on communicating environmental risk will be offered on June 10 and Day 1 of the meeting features a session on risk communication and outreach led by Celia Chen with a presentation by Laurie Rardin. For more information and to register, visit NAC-SETAC.

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Trainee Shohreh Farzan Featured in NIEHS Newsletter

Dr Farzan's paper Blood Pressure Changes in Relation to Arsenic Exposure in a U.S. Pregnancy Cohort is featured in the NIEHS E-Factor May newsletter. The paper is published in EHP and reports on a study that is among the first to link arsenic to blood pressure increases during pregnancy.

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 epithelia transport and diseases of epithelial transport.

250 Students Learn About Arsenic in Well Water

Laurie Rardin and Claire Pendergrast attended the NH DES Water Festival in Merrimack, NH to inform 3rd and 4th grade students about arsenic in well water.

NE SRP Training Workshop Big Success

The Northeast Superfund Research Program (SRP) Training Workshop was held April 2-3, 2015, at Boston University Medical Campus. The workshop was jointly organized by the SRP Centers at Boston University, Dartmouth College, and Northeastern University PROTECT Center. The Workshop included career development and science communication training.

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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