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.

Events

Dr. Mary Lou Guerinot Invited Speaker at IRRI

Dr Guerinot will travel to the Phillipines in early December as an invited speaker for the International Rice Research Institute weekly webinar series.

What's New

Mary Lou Guerinot on Genetic Engineering and Plants

A Dartmouth Now story features Dr. Guerinot's research and the story of her career path.

Tiny Fish Provides Giant Insight Into How Organisms Adapt to Changing Environments

A Dartmouth College-Indiana University team has identified genes and regulatory patterns that allow some organisms to alter their body form in response to environmental change. Their research is published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution Read Press Release

Dartmouth SRP Researcher Brian Jackson Speaks on Arsenic in the US Food Supply

Over 50 people attended the seminar given by Brian Jackson on arsenic in the U.S. food supply, including researchers from the Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center at Dartmouth and members of the public. The Seminar was part of a program for the inaugural meeting of the NH Area of the NE Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the event was Co-sponsored by the Dartmouth Superfund Research Program and the Green Mountain Section of the ACS.

Arsenic in Private Wells in NH Report Completed by Dartmouth SRP and Thayer School of Engineering

A new report prepared by the Dartmouth SRP and Thayer School of Engineering for the NH DES and DHHS, examines barriers to testing and treating arsenic in private well water. Funded through a grant from CDC, the report also examines health impacts of arsenic in drinking water and concludes that hundreds of cases of cancer of the lung, bladder, or skin could be avoided in New Hampshire by convincing private well users to test and treat their water to remove naturally occurring arsenic. Report; NHPR; Concord Monitor

Science Communication Workshop Big Success

Fifteen academic, federal agency and non-profit researchers participated in a workshop led by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Participants learned techniques to improve the way they communicate their research to the public, policymakers, the media and more. Co-sponsored by the Dartmouth Superfund Research Program and NAC-SETAC.

In the News

Mary Lou Guerinot quoted in The Scientist Magazine

How Rice Overcomes Arsenic

NHPR Reports on 50,000 Wells at Risk of High Arsenic, Negative Health Impacts and Treatment Solutions

Part 1: Arsenic Risks; Part 2: Treatment Solutions

Watch Our New Movie!

Mercury: From Source to Seafood explains how mercury enters the seafood we eat, why eating low-mercury fish is important for good health, and the need 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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