April 17, 2018 Talk at Plymouth State University Sidore Lecture Series
Dartmouth Superfund Program researcher Celia Chen will be giving an invited talk on April 17 at 7:00pm for the Plymouth State University Sidore Lecture Series. Her presentation, "Does Science Bring Balance to Environmental Policy? A View from the Inside," will focus on her experience bringing mercury science to policy on a local to global scale.
May 10, 2018, NH Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spring Conference Keynote Address
Dartmouth Superfund Research Program researcher Tracy Punshon will be giving the keynote address on arsenic in food and water at the May 10 NH Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spring Conference.
Applied Bioinformatics & Environmental Genomics Classes in July 2018
Applied Bioinformatics and Environmental Genomics Classes, offered by MDI Biological Laboratory in collaboration with the Dartmouth Superfund Research Program, will be held in July 2018. More information and application instructions.
Arsenic and Health Workgroup Receives Recognition
Kathrin Lawlor, Community Engagement Core Coordinator, and the Arsenic and Health Workgroup she founded and facilitates, received recognition for the development of an Emerging Issues Brief on Arsenic in Water and Food and the inclusion of two arsenic objectives in the NH Cancer Plan at the Annual Meeting of the NH Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration (NHCCC). The brief was distributed at the meeting and is available on the NHCCC website and will be sent to the NHCCC mailing list of 850 as well as to the NH Medical Society.
Revised NH Arsenic Bill May Require N.H. DES to Propose Standard for Arsenic Level in Drinking Water
A NH House subcommittee may rewrite a bill requiring NHDES(Department of Environmental Services) to propose a limit on the amount of arsenic in drinking water by January 1. If the subcommittee doesn't like what DES proposes the subcommittee would impose their own standard. Additional information .
Paper Published on Toxic Trace Element Concentrations in Gluten Containing and Gluten-Free Foods
Dartmouth Superfund Program researchers Tracy Punshon and Brian Jackson are co-authors on the paper Essential Micronutrient and Toxic Trace Element Concentrations in Gluten Containing and Gluten-Free Foods . The researchers found a strong correlation between arsenic and mercury in rice and rice-based products and that gluten-free foods contained significantly more arsenic and mercury. The paper is published in the journal Food Chemistry.
Four Mercury Synthesis Papers Published
Paper Published on Toenail Mercury Levels Associated with ALS
Dartmouth Superfund Program researchers Celia Chen and Brian Jackson are co-authors on a new paper Toenail Mercury Levels are Associated with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Risk . The paper is published in the journal Muscle & Nerve.