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.


ICMGP Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island

The International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant will be held July 16-21, 2017 in Providence, RI. The conference is co-chaired by Dartmouth Superfund Program researcher Celia Chen. More Information.

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What's New

Director Stanton Authors Newly Released Physiology Text Book

Bruce Stanton co-authored the 7th edition of the Berne and Levy Physiology text book released this month and includes integrated coverage of biophysics and neurophysiology, key experimental observations and examples, and full-color design and artwork.

Kathrin Lawlor Presents to UNH Environmental Health Class

Community Engagement Coordinator, Kathrin Lawlor, presented to a University of New Hampshire environmental health class of 30 students on the topic of arsenic in NH and provided an overview of our program's research and outreach activities.

Arsenic and You Launched at Local Event

Arsenic and You, the first website to provide comprehensive information on arsenic in food, water and other sources, was officially launched and celebrated at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, NH on April 26. About 30 people gathered to hear remarks sent by Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Representative Annie Kuster in support of the research on arsenic conducted by the Dartmouth Superfund Program and the development of the Arsenic and You website, which will help people identify and reduce their potential exposure to the toxin. Read more about the website. Find it at

SRP Regional Meeting at Northeastern University

On April 4-5, 2017 the Northeastern PROTECT Superfund Research Program (SRP) hosted a regional meeting of over 100 attendees from Dartmouth, Boston University, Northeastern, Brown and Columbia SRP programs. Everyone found the meeting highly productive and informative. For more details visit the Northeastern webpage.

Concord Monitor Cites Dartmouth Superfund Program Work

An article in the Concord Monitor cites work by the Dartmouth Superfund Program, in cooperation with our stakeholders, to inform and educate private well owners about the need to test and treat their wells, as well our CEC (Community Engagement Core) and RTC (Research Translation Core) work to survey private well owners and test interventions. The article also mentions our new website, Arsenic and You.

Latest Papers

Paper Published on Maternal Arsenic Exposure and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

The paper Maternal Arsenic Exposure and Gestational Diabetes and Glucose Intolerance in the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study by Dartmouth Superfund Program Researcher Dr. Margaret Karagas and former Superfund Program Trainee Dr. Shohreh Farzan studies the relationship between arsenic exposure from water in private wells and GDM (Gestational Diabetes Mellitus). The findings are published in the journal Environmental Health.

Dartmouth Researchers Study Arsenic Concentrations in Seaweed

New research published in Chemosphere found the presence of high concentrations of inorganic arsenic in samples of seaweed. The paper, written by Brian Jackson and Vivien Taylor, concluded that the findings warranted further monitoring due to the increasing popularity of seaweed and its use in agriculture and livestock farming.

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Latest News

NEW!! Trainee Spotlight: Britton Goodale, Ph.D.

NEW!! Trainee Spotlight: Heng-Hsuan Chu, Ph.D.

Read more about our Dartmouth Superfund Program Trainees.

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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