What Do you Need to Know About Arsenic and Mercury?
Start with our Fact Sheets and Newsletters:
Program Fact Sheet
Arsenic Fact Sheet
Arsenic in NH Well Water
Mercury Fact Sheet
Berlin Superfund Site Fact Sheet Newsletter Archive
Use the VT Fish APP!
Fish is a good source of nutrition. Use this App to choose fish lower in mercury. Women of childbearing age and young children should avoid eating fish high in mercury, which can be harmful to a developing nervous system. You can still get the benefits of eating fish by following the guidelines about the types of fish to eat, how often and how much you eat.
You can install the VT Fish App on your smartphone. This makes it easy to check on local fish at any time. Once installed, the app can be used when you have no Internet connection, even if you are fishing in the middle of a lake!
The Toolkit provides a step-by-step guide to help communities ensure the safety of private well water. Be sure to learn more about TESTING YOUR WELL and how to TREAT your water if you drink from a private well.
This ten-minute video explains how mercury gets into the seafood we eat, why it is important to eat low-mercury fish for good health, and why we need to keep mercury out of the environment.
Check out our Other Videos
Our Research Translation team makes short videos about the contaminants we study and how to reduce your exposure. We also help our young scientists become better communicators of their research by learning to explain it on camera.
Find Out How We Are Engaging with Communities
Our Community Engagement team connects community members and our research program, and forms partnerships to assist communities and community-serving organizations with environmental public health concerns and questions. Contact us with questions, concerns or ideas to connect with your community about arsenic and mercury.
Learn About Our Research
Read a summary of each of our four research projects and learn about our scientists.
Find Out How We Explain and Share Our Research
Our Research Translation team makes sure that everyone understands and uses our research to make their health and environment safer. Contact us with questions, concerns or ideas to connect with your community about arsenic and mercury.
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