Anna Adachi-Mejia, our CEC Leader, will speak about the uses of photovoice to connect to communities and communicate science by the Superfund engagement and translation community for the SRP July 11 webinar.
On July 12, 2019, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed HB 261, a bill to reduce the Maximum Contaminant Level for arsenic in public water from 10 parts per billion to 5, making New Hampshire the second state in the country with this protective level. “Dartmouth’s Superfund Research Program is proud to have played a leading role in helping the state make this move in support of public health,” said Celia Chen, director of the Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program at Dartmouth. “Health policy requires fact-based, long-term research to provide the best outcomes for the general public.” See Press Release. Additional coverage: NIEHS Environmental Factor Dartmouth College News Concord Monitor NBC5 News
A three-day conference on PFAS was held on June 10-12 at Northeastern University in Boston, sponsored by our SRP partners from Northeastern and URI. Information is available here.
Dartmouth Superfund Program researchers Tracy Punshon, Brian Jackson and Margaret Karagas are co-authors of a paper that examines relationships between placental concentrations of cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As), mercury (Hg) and lead (Pb) and measures of placental growth and functioning as part of the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study. Placental Metal Concentrations in Relation to Placental Growth, Efficiency and Birth Weight
K.L. Buckman, E.A. Seelen, R.P. Mason, P. Balcom, V.F. Taylor, J.E. Ward, C.Y. Chen. 2019. Sediment Organic Carbon and Temperature Effects on Methylmercury Concentration: A Mesocosm Experiment. Science of The Total Environment Volume 666, 20 May 2019, Pages 1316-1326. NIHMSID: NIHMS1523283.