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Laurie Rardin, RTC Coordinator Dartmouth Superfund Research Program Research Translation Core. Presentation to the NH Association of Realtors April 22, 2011. Program Background…. 1986, SARA, SRP, NIEHS

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Laurie Rardin, RTC Coordinator

Dartmouth Superfund Research Program Research Translation Core

Presentation to the NH Association of Realtors April 22, 2011

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

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



    Core BBrian Jackson

    Trace Elements

    • Core E Jason Moore

    • Integrative Biology

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

    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

    Arsenic in water from public bedrock wells in

    New England – data from New England states

    NAWQA Program

    In Small Doses: Arsenic

    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

    New Hampshire Arsenic Consortium

    February 16, 2011/Dartmouth College


    • 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


    • 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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