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Your Environment. Your Health.

Progress Reports: Dartmouth College: Research Translation Core

Superfund Research Program

Research Translation Core

Project Leader: Celia Y. Chen
Grant Number: P42ES007373
Funding Period: 2005-2020
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Progress Reports

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During this reporting period, the Research Translation Core (RTC) led an arsenic messaging process to bring state partners together with Dartmouth researchers to agree on responses to questions that could be received from communities and the media, in anticipation of the state of New Hampshire (NH) reduction of the arsenic maximum contaminant level (MCL) for public water from ten to five parts per billion. Margaret Karagas, Ph.D., participated in the National Academy of Sciences arsenic IRIS public workshop as a committee member, an additional paper for the C-FARR series on arsenic in food was published (Karagas et al. 2019), and the sixth NH Arsenic Consortium meeting included a breakout group process to outline the development of a Roadmap to reduce arsenic exposure in NH. Translating the science and communicating the risks of arsenic over the long term significantly informed the new state regulatory policy to reduce the arsenic MCL, which will be a significant protection to citizens in NH. Director and Methylmercury Production and Fate in Response to Multiple Environmental Factors Project leader, Celia Chen, Ph.D., participated in the third Conference of the Parties for the Minamata Convention on Mercury, representing Dartmouth as an observing Civil Society Organization and as a member of the Policy Advisory Group on the Fate and Transport of Mercury. Chen also co-authored an opinion article on the importance of the partnership between science and policymaking for the successful implementation of the Minamata Convention. The RTC organized and facilitated meetings between trainees and NH Congressional delegation staffers to provide research updates.

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