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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Arsenic and You Website Provides "Wealth of Information"

According to NIEHS' Environmental Factor e-newsletter, Dartmouth College Superfund Program's Arsenic and You website provides a "wealth of information on how people are exposed to arsenic and steps that they can take to reduce exposures". The website was developed to inform the public and answer questions about arsenic in water, food, and other sources.

Tracy Punshon Participates in Risk E-Learning Webinar

Dartmouth Superfund Program Researcher Tracy Punshon gave a webinar on May 22 as part of the EPA's CLU-IN webinar series. The series highlights innovative analytical tools and methods developed and used by Superfund Research Program (SRP) grantees. Tracy introduced and translated the technology of elemental mapping or spatially resolved elemental analysis. She provided several examples of the instruments used to collect elemental maps, showed examples of how the technique is being applied in the biological and environmental sciences, and provided information on accessibility and support for those interested in using it in their research. Tracy spoke to a webinar audience of 353.

Todd Warczak Presents At Brain Buzz Café

Dartmouth Superfund Program Trainee Todd Warczak recently spoke about arsenic in food at a Brain Buzz Science Café at the Upper Valley Coop. The café is a collaborative effort between Dartmouth's department of graduate studies, the Upper Valley Coop and Vermont Institute of Natural Science. For additional information on Todd's research.

Director Stanton Authors Newly Released Physiology Textbook

Bruce Stanton co-authored the 7th edition of the Berne and Levy Physiology textbook released this month. The textbook includes integrated coverage of all organ systems in the human body, key experimental observations and examples, and full-color design and artwork.

Latest Papers

Paper Published on Maternal and Infant Inflammatory Markers in Relation to Prenatal Arsenic Exposure

The paper Maternal and Infant Inflammatory Markers in Relation to Prenatal Arsenic Exposure in a U.S. Pregnancy Cohort by Dartmouth Superfund Program Researcher Dr. Margaret Karagas and former Superfund Program Trainee Dr. Shohreh Farzan studies the association between prenatal arsenic exposure and plasma biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial function in mothers and newborns.The findings are published in the journal Environmental Research.

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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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