C-FARR Workshop Brings Together Experts on Arsenic in Food
Over 35 researchers, policy stakeholders and program leaders attended a two-day workshop at Dartmouth College as part of the Collaborative on Food with Arsenic and associated Risk and Regulation (C-FARR). The group discussed the issue of arsenic in food and the ways in which the science can better inform policy to protect public health. The resulting five papers will be published in a special section of the Journal STOTEN and translation products will include a website on arsenic in food and water.
Well Water Community Action Toolkit New Resource to Help Private Well Owners
The Well Water Community Action Toolkit is one of the final products of two years of work to assess and manage risks associated with exposure from arsenic in private wells. In late fall the Community Engagement and Research Translation Cores concluded their work for the project funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through a contract to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. The full report provides details and the Be Well Informed web application provides well owners with recommendations for treatment methods.
Celia Chen Participates with U.S. EPA
Celia Chen, Ph.D., presented a talk on her mercury research at two National Priority List Superfund sites at a regional meeting between EPA New England, NIEHS and the SRP Centers from Dartmouth, Brown, Boston University and Northeastern. She was asked to present as part of the panel which included U.S. EPA Remedial Project Managers.
Director Stanton Speaks to MIT Science Journalism Fellows
Bruce Stanton, Ph.D., was invited by writer and Pulitzer Prize winner Deborah Blum, Director of the Knight Science Journalism (KSJ) Fellowship Program at MIT
, to present as part of the KSJ Seminar Series. His talk on "Arsenic in ground water in New England and related health issues," was well received by the KSJ fellows, all of whom are well-known journalists in the U.S. and abroad.
CEC Leader Participates in Safe Water from Every Tap
Mark Borsuk, Leader of our Community Engagement Core, presented as a panelist for the Research Triangle Environmental Health Summit, Safe Water from Every Tap,
which examined the quality of drinking water from private wells in North Carolina. He discussed our work with the NH Department of Environmental Services to survey private well owners and evaluate interventions to improve the rate of well water testing and treatment in NH.
Save the Date!
The next NH Arsenic Consortium Meeting will be March 24, 2016, NH DES/DHHS offices, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH. Contact email@example.com for more details.