Laurie Rardin and Partners Present on Private Well Testing
On August 18, Laurie Rardin spoke to 70 people from the community of Meredith, NH on the health effects of arsenic and other common contaminants found in private well water in NH. She was joined by partners from the NH Department of Environmental Services, the US Geological Survey and the NH Department of Health and Human Services for the presentation on private well testing and treatment, during which 50 well water test kits were distributed.
Nancy Serrell Featured in Dartmouth Now Interview
Dartmouh Now recently interviewd Nancy Serrell, Director of Science and Technology Outreach, Office of the Provost, on her current position and background. Nancy was a PI for Research Translation and Community Outreach for our Toxic Metals Research Program.
Dartmouth Superfund Program Featured in National Webinar
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hosted the webinar, Progress in Research: Reducing Exposure to Mercury, Arsenic, and Asbestos on July 9, 2015. 400 attendees learned about the Dartmouth College and University of Pennsylvania Superfund Research Center programs.
Stanton, et al Paper Highlights Serious Effects of Arsenic
The report, MDI Biological Laboratory Arsenic Summit: Approaches to Limiting Human Exposure to Arsenic, published in Current Environmental Health Reports, focuses on the significant worldwide health problem caused by human exposure to arsenic in food and drinking water. The Summit, which was held August 12-14, 2014 at MDI Biological Laboratory in Salisbury Cove, ME, called for public health interventions and outlined five goals for reducing arsenic exposure and building awareness and education about arsenic's health impact.
Paper Details Novel Technology for Analysis of Plant Tissues
Dr. Tracy Punshon and colleagues played an important role in enabling the technology transfer for imaging the Arabidopsis plant and using this type of analysis for future research. The paper, Hyperspectral image reconstruction for x-ray fluorescence tomography, illustrates one of the first samples analyzed at APS beamline 13-ID-E via microtomography.