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.


Superfund Annual Meeting to be Held in December

This year the national Superfund Research Program Annual meeting will be held as part of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 50th anniversary celebration, entitled the "Environmental Health Science (EHS) FEST." The celebration will be held December 5-8 in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. Additional information.

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Laurie Rardin Gives Talk on Importance of Testing Wells

On October 17, Dartmouth Superfund Program Research Translation Coordinator, Laurie Rardin, gave a talk on the importance of testing wells for arsenic and other contaminants to 20 community members in Lyndeborough, NH, with Cindy Klevens from the NH Department of Environmental Services and Lou Barinelli from the NH State Public Health Lab.

Tracy Punshon at NE Celiac Organization Annual Meeting

Dartmouth Superfund Program researcher Tracy Punshon, Ph.D., presented at the New England Celiac Organization's (NECO) Annual Meeting in Boston on October 16th. Her talk, "How is Arsenic in Rice affecting our health?" (link to PowerPoint file) was attended by 100 people, including a member of Brown University's SRP.

Dartmouth SRP Researchers Awarded ECHO Grant

Dartmouth Superfund Program researchers Margaret Karagas, Tracy Punshon, and Brian Jackson are part of a group of investigators from Dartmouth who have received the new ECHO (Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes) grant from NIH (National Institutes of Health) of up to $42 million to study environmental influences on child health. The New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study (NHBCS)—a research project that since 2009 has been investigating how various factors such as contaminants (for example arsenic) in the environment affect the health of pregnant women and their children in New Hampshire and Vermont—will receive up to $40 million in funding over the next seven years to help lead ECHO's research efforts. Coverage: Geisel Insider. Valley News.

Director Bruce Stanton Interviewed About Arsenic

Dartmouth Superfund Program Director Bruce Stanton was interviewed about arsenic in drinking water and treatment options on WABI-TV in Maine. The segment aired on September 22 and was done in cooperation with the Mt Desert Island Marine Biological Lab. .Interview.

Shannon Rogers New CEC Leader

Welcome to Shannon Rogers who is the new Dartmouth Superfund Program Community Engagement Core Leader. Shannon is a graduate of Dartmouth College's Environmental Studies Program and has a Ph.D. in Resource Administration and Management from UNH. Her expertise includes stakeholder participation in natural resource and decision-making and community-based research. Shannon's bio.

Latest Papers

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.

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Latest News

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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