Community Resources

market days 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.

Arsenic Resources

In Small Doses: Arsenic 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!

Mercury Resources

Mercury: From Source to Seafood

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.
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Fact Sheets

Program Fact Sheet
Arsenic Fact Sheet
Arsenic in NH Well Water
Arsenic in Rice Fact Sheet Arsenic Consortium Fact Sheet
Mercury Fact Sheet
Berlin Superfund Site Fact Sheet
C-MERC Fact Sheet

Science Cafes

Brian Jackson, Ph.D. recently participated in the Science Cafe NH series and we plan to attend future events to discuss our research. Our director, Bruce Stanton, Ph.D., also recently discussed arsenic in food and water at a cafe in Northeast Harbor, Maine.

Unsafe Levels of Arsenic in Food and Water? (June 2012)

Library Exhibits

We prepare and set up educational exhibits at town libraries on demand.


Contact our RTC or CEC with questions. We can refer you to an investigator at Dartmouth or within the NIEHS Superfund Research Program network.


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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.