Bruce Stanton Presents at 2016 SOT Annual Meeting
Bruce Stanton, Ph.D., will be speaking at the SOT (Society of Toxicology) 2016 Annual Meeting March 13-17 as part of a workshop entitled Moving beyond cancer: current state of the science of noncancer health effects of arsenic. His talk will focus on arsenic and pulmonary infections.
NH Arsenic Consortium Meets March 24 in Concord
The next meeting of the New Hampshire Arsenic Consortium will take place on Thursday, March 24 from 8:30 4:00 pm at the NH DES/DHHS offices, 29 Hazen Drive, in Concord, NH. The meeting will provide research, outreach and education updates, and participants will discuss next steps regarding arsenic in private well water in NH.
Researcher Brian Jackson Quoted on Effects of Arsenic Levels in Rice Snacks
"If you are a person who is eating rice every day, and also snacking on rice products, then that five micrograms from rice crackers becomes significant. If once a month, not so much," Brian Jackson, a research associate professor and the director of Dartmouth's Trace Metal Analysis Core Facility, tells The Daily Meal in a story about arsenic levels in the snacks and whether they pose a risk to people. Read more.
Dr's Guerinot & Punshon's Award Winning Image Featured
Mary Lou Guerinot is featured in a Dartmouth news video discussing hers and Tracy Punshon's FAESB Bio-Art competition award winning image of zinc in an Arabidopsis plant. They also were featured in the NIEHS Director's Blog on January 21. Their entry will be displayed in the NIH Visitors Center.
Dartmouth SRP Hosts Successful Dragonfly Student Research Annual Symposium
Approximately 250 students, parents teachers and members of the Dartmouth Superfund Research Program attended the 6th Annual Twin State mercury project presentations and poster session at the Top of the Hop at Dartmouth College, to hear about student citizen science research conducted by high school students from the school districts of Claremont, Hartford, Pelham and Woodstock. Students have been collecting dragonfly larvae, an indicator of pollution, to use to study the amount of mercury present in the environment in their local area.
Dartmouth SRP Paper Selected as NIEHS Research Brief
The paper,which was published in PLoS One and examines the effects of low dose organic arsenic (MMA) exposure on the immune system in the lung, has been chosen by NIEHS as a research brief. Data from their study, led by former trainee Emily Notch, with Bruce Stanton as senior author, provide insight into the possible mechanisms whereby arsenic exposure increases the relative risk of respiratory infection and COPD, which is associated with chronic bacterial infections and other non-malignant lung infections.
Superfund Researcher Celia Chen Publishes Perspective on Mercury MAT Rule
Celia Chen and other mercury scientists have published a perspective on the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule, in Environmental Science and Technology Benefits of Regulating Hazardous Air Pollutants from Coal and Oil-Fired Utilities in the United States .