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Laurie Rardin, RTC Coordinator [email protected] Dartmouth Superfund Research Program Research Translation Core. Presentation to the NH Association of Realtors April 22, 2011. http://www.dartmouth.edu/~toxmetal/. Program Background…. 1986, SARA, SRP, NIEHS

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Laurie rardin rtc coordinator laurie rardin@dartmouth edu

Laurie Rardin, RTC Coordinator

[email protected]

Dartmouth Superfund Research Program Research Translation Core

Presentation to the NH Association of Realtors April 22, 2011

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~toxmetal/


Dartmouth superfund research program research translation core

Program Background…

  • 1986, SARA, SRP, NIEHS

  • SRP is a coordinated effort with EPA

  • Network of university grants supporting research to protect human health and the environment


  • Dartmouth superfund research program research translation core

    “O.K., let’s slowly lower in the grant money.”


    Dartmouth superfund research program research translation core

    Research

    Translation

    Core BBrian Jackson

    Trace Elements

    • Core E Jason Moore

    • Integrative Biology


    Dartmouth superfund research program research translation core

    Dartmouth has one of the longest running Superfund Research Programs in the country.


    Dartmouth superfund research program research translation core

    Arsenic and Human Disease

    • Chronic (2-20 years) exposure to NONTOXIC levels of arsenic (no overt or immediate symptoms) has been linked to increased risk of:

      • Cancer: Lung, skin, bladder, liver, kidney, and prostate

      • Diabetes (Type II, adult onset,~10-fold increase with arsenic exposure)

      • Learning disabilities in children

      • Heart disease

      • Reproductive and developmental problems

    • Mechanism of disease: Not clear

    Images: Environmental Health Perspectives Volume 113, 2005


    Dartmouth superfund research program research translation core

    Arsenic in water from public bedrock wells in

    New England – data from New England states

    NAWQA Program


    Dartmouth superfund research program research translation core

    In Small Doses: Arsenic

    www.insmalldoses.org

    Movie shown for:

    SRP Annual Meetings

    NH Health Officer Annual Meeting

    NH DES Water and Watershed Meeting

    New England Well Water Consortium

    Local Public Access TV

    PI lectures

    Additional Appearances:

    Stakeholder Websites

    Debut on WGBH TV Teacher’s Domain curriculum website this month

    Wikipedia link

    Bonus Footage:

    New Collaborations with stakeholders involved

    >1100 hits on YouTube


    Dartmouth superfund research program research translation core

    New Hampshire Arsenic Consortium

    February 16, 2011/Dartmouth College

    • MEETING GOALS:

    • Bring Stakeholders together as follow-up to Red River Theatre Event

    • Share information about the latest research, regulations and community needs concerning arsenic as an environmental contaminant.

    • Develop a list of top priorities for moving forward with an arsenic agenda.

    Representation from:

    USGS, NH DES, NH DHHS, National Groundwater Assoc., Plymouth State University, Holderness Conservation Commission, Dartmouth SRP


    Dartmouth superfund research program research translation core

    NEXT STEPS….

    • Continue Annual Meetings of NH Arsenic Consortium

    • Build a centralized website with additional detailed information on testing, remediation costs and follow-up for well-owners.

    • Partner with Targeted Organizations to Promote Well Water Testing and Risk Message:

    • American Academy of Pediatrics (and state equivalent?); Pediatric Health Specialty Units; NH Public Health Association, NH Association of Realtors; Mortgage Bankers Association

    • Update Well Water Remediation Survey


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