Our Program consists of five research projects and six support cores. We proactively engage with state and federal agencies, industry stakeholders, community-serving organizations and community leaders, and directly with the public. Further, the overarching goals of our Community Engagement Core (CEC) and Research Translation Core (RTC) are to serve communities and other stakeholders.
In addition to answers to FAQs and historical information, our site contains information about arsenic in drinking water, well testing, and arsenic in food. We also produced a ten-minute movie about the risks associated with exposure to potentially harmful amounts of arsenic in private well water. Our ongoing research projects continue to study arsenic. Test your private well!
In addition to answers to FAQs and historical information, our site contains information about our research on the bioaccummulation of mercury in aquatic food webs and marine ecosystems and the Coastal and Marine Mercury Ecosystem Research Collaborative (C-MERC). We also produced a ten-minute movie; it explains how mercury gets into the seafood we eat, why it is important to eat low-mercury fish for good health, and discusses the need to keep mercury out of the environment.
Translation, Engagement and Outreach
Our interaction with you is an important and essential part of our program. As we continue to let you know about the ways in which toxic chemicals harm human health, feedback prompts us to redesign our investigations and programs to appropriately address your concerns.
The CEC facilitates interaction between community members and our research program, as well as forms partnerships to assist communities and community-serving organizations in accessing pertinent information. The RTC communicates, and facilitates the application of, our research and accomplishments. It does so by communicating effectively within the NIEHS Superfund Research Program; establishing partnerships with government agencies; administering technology transfers; and disseminating information to other end users, including the general public.
In addition to implementing the plans of the CEC and RTC, we attend, and create, events that allow us to communicate directly with community members. Contact us to request copies of our fact sheets, or for assistance at an event.
Science Pubs and Cafes
But is it Safe to Eat? What to Make of Those Food Studies Eighty people attended this Science Pub on a cold, snowy evening. Questions and conversation focused on arsenic in food particularly rice, with additional questions on mercury in fish. Celia Chen, Todd Warczak and Mary Choate 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. Click here for information about Salt Hill Science Pubs.
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Dartmouth Office of Outreach
The Dartmouth Office of Outreach serves as a point of contact for partners outside our institution whose interests include science awareness, science education and science literacy. These partnerships include national as well as regional efforts, such as enrichment activities with local schools, professional development for teachers, workshops and projects that synthesize and interpret science for public policy.