Learn about our new website Arsenic and You!!
Enjoy an afternoon reception with refreshments to thank those involved in getting the website off the ground, and to introduce the site to others! Wednesday, April 26 at 2 pm, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, 2 Institute Drive, Concord, NH. RSVP to Laurie Rardin, email@example.com, 603-650-1523.
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.
AAAS 2017 Arsenic in Food Session Big Success!
Sixty people attended the American Association for the Advancement of Science session, Arsenic in Food: From Soil to Plate to Policy. Mary Lou Guerinot was the session organizer and Margaret Karagas, David Salt and Keeve Nachman were the presenters. A story in Science Magazine provides a great summary.
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.