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.

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Mary Lou Guerinot Elected to National Academy of Sciences!!

Dr. Guerinot's election to the National Academy of Sciences is one of the highest honors in science. "Mary Lou Guerinot exemplifies the best of our Dartmouth faculty, and this is a well-deserved honor," says Provost Carolyn Dever. Read details.

Kathrin Lawlor Presents Community Toolkit at NH DES Source Water Protection Conference

CEC Coordnator, Kathrin Lawlor, led a session on Engaging Community Partners in Long-term Change as part of the Community Based Source Water Protection track at the NH DES Source Water Protection Conference on May 11 in Concord. She spoke to about 50 people and distributed the Well Water Community Action Toolkit. The agenda provides more details.

Elevated Bladder Cancer Risk in New England Linked to Arsenic in Drinking Water from Private Wells

A new study from the National Cancer Institute shows that drinking water from private wells may have contributed to elevated risk of bladder cancer in New England. Dartmouth Superfund researcher, Dr. Margaret Karagas, participated in the study. National Cancer Institute press release; NH DES press release.

Northeast Superfund Research Program Training Workshop Big Success

The Training Cores of the Dartmouth, BU, Brown, UPenn, Columbia, Harvard and Northeastern SRP Centers met April 26-27 at Northeastern University in Boston to learn about improving their science communication skills, community engagement and planning for future careers. For more information about the Training Workshop, which was co-hosted by the Dartmouth SRP, visit the Northeastern SRP website.

NH Arsenic Consortium Meeting Brings New Members!

Almost 70 people from a wide array of stakeholder groups attended the New Hampshire Arsenic Consortium meeting on March 24. They heard updates on arsenic research, outreach and education, reviewed Consortium accomplishments and discussed next steps regarding arsenic in private well water in NH.

Latest Papers

Dartmouth Researchers find Potential Link between in Utero Arsenic Exposure and Growth in Developing Fetuses

New research published in Environmental Health Perspectives, details a study led by Diane Gilbert-Diamond with Margaret Karagas as senior author, which looks at the relation between in utero arsenic exposure and birth outcomes in a cohort of mothers and their newborns from New Hampshire.

Dartmouth SRP Paper Selected as NIEHS Research Brief

The paper,which was published in PLoS One and examines the effects of low dose organic arsenic (MMA) exposure on the immune system in the lung, has been chosen by NIEHS as a research brief.

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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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