Superfund Research Program
Sources and Protracted Effects of Early Life Exposure to Arsenic and Mercury
Center Director: Celia Y. Chen
Grant Number: P42ES007373
Funding Period: 1995-2021
News Items List
Leveraging Partners Across Disciplines and Continents
SRP News Page - February 2022
A feature on Dartmouth College SRP Center Director Celia Chen, Ph.D., explains how she is leveraging decades of research on Mercury to better understand how people are exposed to per and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
Extramural Paper of the Month: Microbiome Affects Early Childhood Behavior Differently in Girls and Boys
Paper of the Month - January 2022
Bacteria in the gut of young children may relate to behavioral disorders, affecting girls and boys differently, according to an SRP-funded study at the Dartmouth College SRP Center. This is one of the first studies to examine associations between the microbiome and a broad range of behavioral outcomes that may vary by sex.
Microbiome affects early childhood behavior differently in girls and boys
Paper of the Month - January 2022
Bacteria in the gut of young children may relate to behavioral disorders, affecting girls and boys differently, according to an NIEHS-funded study. This is one of the first studies to examine associations between the microbiome, the collection of bacteria and other microorganisms in the body, and a broad range of behavioral outcomes that may vary by sex.
Dartmouth SRP Center Helps Young Citizen Scientists Continue Work
SRP News Page - October 2021
Researchers at the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP)-funded Center at Dartmouth College and collaborators quickly identified challenges and realistic solutions for their citizen science project, All About Arsenic, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Data sharing key to environmental health research, experts say
Environmental Factor - June 2021
Three NIEHS Superfund Research Program events focus on how data science can be harnessed to better study contaminants.
Data science paves the way with new tools, insights for SRP
Environmental Factor - April 2021
The NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) held its first External Use Case (EUC) Showcase Feb. 18-19. Over 140 participants joined the meeting to share experiences and recommendations about integrating datasets from SRP-sponsored research. EUCs, developed by collaborations of researchers from different SRP centers, demonstrate specific scenarios in which data management and sharing could provide new insight on research questions and to identify barriers to inform future data efforts.
K.C. Donnelly Externships awarded to outstanding Superfund trainees
Environmental Factor - August 2020
Eleven outstanding trainees in the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) have won K.C. Donnelly Externship Award Supplements. The annual awards allow trainees to work side-by-side with experts at an outside institution to learn new methods and techniques to enrich their research.
New Hampshire arsenic rule builds on NIEHS-funded research
Environmental Factor - August 2019
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed a bill July 12 that sharply lowers the state's drinking water limit for arsenic. The new rule, informed by research and outreach efforts from NIEHS grantees at the Dartmouth College Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center, cuts the state standard in half from the federal level of 10 parts per billion (ppb) to 5 ppb.
Arsenic website helps identify sources and reduce exposures
Environmental Factor - June 2017
A new user-friendly website provides a wealth of information on how people are exposed to arsenic and steps that they can take to reduce exposures. The Dartmouth College Superfund Research Program (SRP) developed the website Arsenic and You to inform the public and answer questions about arsenic in water, food, and other sources.
Grantees elected to National Academy of Sciences
Environmental Factor - June 2016
NIEHS grantees Mary Lou Guerinot, Ph.D., from Dartmouth College, and Michael Kastan, M.D., Ph.D., of Duke University, were among 84 new members elected May 3 to the National Academy of Sciences. Academy members are elected by their peers for outstanding contributions to research.
Effects of low arsenic levels during pregnancy and fetal growth
Paper of the Month - May 2016
Consuming water and food with low levels of arsenic while pregnant may affect fetal growth, according to a new study led by Margaret Karagas.
Low-Dose Organic Arsenic Exposure Negatively Affects the Immune System in the Lung
Research Brief - February 2016
Arsenic exposure may alter immune response to a common pathogen in the lung, according to a recent study from the Dartmouth College Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center.
Duke symposium addresses toxicity of energy production
Environmental Factor - December 2015
Several scientists and grantees from NIEHS participated in the Duke University Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program 2015 fall symposium Nov. 13 in Durham, North Carolina.
River Algae Affects Mercury Pollution at Superfund Site
Research Brief - June 2015
A new study has shown that periphyton — a community of algae, bacteria, and other natural material living on submerged surfaces — is helping to transform mercury from a Superfund site into methylmercury, a more toxic form.
Arsenic linked to blood pressure increases during pregnancy
Environmental Factor - May 2015
Arsenic exposure is associated with greater increases in blood pressure over the course of a pregnancy, according to a new NIEHS-funded study of U.S. pregnant women.