Director Bruce Stanton to Speak on Arsenic at MIT Speaker Series
Author and Pulitzer Prize winner Deborah Blum, Director of the Knight Science Journalism (KSJ) Fellowship Program at MIT, has invited Director Bruce Stanton to speak as part of the KSJ Seminar Series. He will speak on December 1 at MIT on Arsenic in ground water in New England and related health issues.
Guerinot and Punshon Win BioArt Competiton
Mary Lou Guerinot and Tracy Punshon are part of a winning team for the 4th annual BioArt competition run by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Their entry will be displayed in the National Institutes of Health Visitor Center next year. A listing of all of the winners can be found in the press release. The winning images and videos can be viewed here.
Margaret Karagas Quoted on Arsenic Exposure and Infants
"These results suggest that arsenic exposure may increase the risk and severity of certain types of infections," says Margaret Karagas, a professor of family and community medicine and a professor and chair of epidemiology at the Geisel School of Medicine, in a "U.S. News & World Report" story about a link between arsenic exposure in the womb and respiratory risks in babies. Read more at Dartmouth Now.
Chen presents as part of The Toxicity of Power
Celia Chen, Ph.D., was invited by the Duke Superfund Research Center to present as part of the Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program Fall Symposium, The Toxicity of Power. Her talk, Mercury Pollution: From Power Plants to Human Exposure, was part of a day-long meeting bringing together scientists, students, regulators and the concerned public to highlight specific toxicological problems from a range of energy producing activities and to discuss ways in which these problems can be minimized.
Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program Fall Symposium, The Toxicity of Power.
C-FARR Workshop Nov. 2-3
Over 35 researchers and policy stakeholders attended a two-day workshop in Hanover, NH for the Collaborative on Food with Arsenic and associated Risk and Regulation (C-FARR). The group discussed the issue of arsenic in food and the ways in which the science can better inform policy to protect public health.
Mark Borsuk Paper Describes Water-Testing Initiative
The article A Community-Driven Intervention in Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, Succeeds in Altering Water Testing Behavior, published in the Journal of Environmental Health, describes "an initiativeundertaken by the Tuftonboro (New Hampshire) Conservation Commission, with support from state agencies and a research program at Dartmouth Collegeto increase water testing rates in a rural region with a relatively high number of wells." The initiative has helped to address barriers to well water testing of hazardous contaminants.