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In Small Doses: Arsenic

In Small Doses: Arsenic is a ten minute video about the risks associated with exposure to potentially harmful amounts of arsenic in private well water.

Take the time to learn how naturally occurring arsenic moves into groundwater, how it is detected, what can be done to remove it, and the current science surrounding the question of, “How much is too much?” Thank you for completing this brief survey after you have viewed the video.

Mercury: From Source to Seafood

A ten minute web-based video explaining how mercury gets into the seafood we eat, why it is important to eat low-mercury fish for good health, and the need to keep mercury out of the environment.

Videos on SEPA Project

Maine PBS: Waterville Senior High School

YouTube: An Introduction to DataLit

Two videos on SEPA (Science Education Partnership Award) project “Data to Action: A secondary school-based citizen science project to address arsenic contamination of well water”. The project is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is being carried out jointly by Dartmouth SRP and the MDI Biological Laboratory.

Research Spotlights

Project 1: Arsenic Uptake, Transport and Storage in Plants

Todd Warczak, Ph.D. Candidate: Determining How Plant Root Cells Detoxify Arsenic

Heng-Hsuan Chu, Ph.D.: Uncovering Plant Arsenic Transport Mechanism Through Screening Natural Variant Populations

Project 3: Arsenic and Innate Immune Function of the Lung

Kevin Hsu, Ph.D. Candidate: Investigating the Effects of Arsenic Ingestion on the Immune Response to Influenza A Infection

Britton Goodale, Ph.D.: Investigating How Arsenic Exposure Impacts the Response of Lung Epithelial Cells to Bacterial Infection