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.


Northeast Superfund Research Program Training Workshop

The Training Cores of the Dartmouth, BU, Brown, UPenn, Columbia, Harvard and Northeastern SRP Centers will come together April 26-27 at Northeastern University in Boston to learn about improving their science communication skills, community engagement and planning for future careers. Registration is still open and the agenda provides more details.

Kathrin Lawlor Presents Community Toolkit at NH DES Source Water Protection Conference

CEC Coordnator, Kathrin Lawlor, will lead a session on Engaging Community Partners in Long-term Change as part of the Community Based Source Water Protection track at the NH DES Source Water Protection Conference on May 11 in Concord. Registration is still open and the agenda provides more details.

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Researcher Margaret Karagas Quoted in NY Times on FDA Proposed Limit for Arsenic in Rice Cereal

Dr. Margaret Karagas provided comments to the NY Times on the FDA's proposed action level for inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal.

NH Arsenic Consortium Meeting Big Success!

Almost 70 people from a wide array of stakeholder groups attended the New Hampshire Arsenic Consortium meeting on March 24. They heard updates on arsenic research, outreach and education, reviewed Consortium accomplishments and discussed next steps regarding arsenic in private well water in NH.

Researcher Brian Jackson Quoted on Effects of Arsenic Levels in Rice Snacks

"If you are a person who is eating rice every day, and also snacking on rice products, then that five micrograms from rice crackers becomes significant. If once a month, not so much," Brian Jackson, a research associate professor and the director of Dartmouth's Trace Metal Analysis Core Facility, tells The Daily Meal in a story about arsenic levels in the snacks and whether they pose a risk to people. Read more.

Dr's Guerinot & Punshon's Award Winning Image Featured

Mary Lou Guerinot is featured in a Dartmouth news video discussing hers and Tracy Punshon's FAESB Bio-Art competition award winning image of zinc in an Arabidopsis plant. They also were featured in the NIEHS Director's Blog on January 21. Their entry will be displayed in the NIH Visitors Center.

Latest Papers

Dartmouth Researchers find Potential Link between in Utero Arsenic Exposure and Growth in Developing Fetuses

New research published in Environmental Health Perspectives, details a study led by Diane Gilbert-Diamond with Margaret Karagas as senior author, which looks at the relation between in utero arsenic exposure and birth outcomes in a cohort of mothers and their newborns from New Hampshire.

Dartmouth SRP Paper Selected as NIEHS Research Brief

The paper,which was published in PLoS One and examines the effects of low dose organic arsenic (MMA) exposure on the immune system in the lung, has been chosen by NIEHS as a research brief.

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Latest News

NEW!! 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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