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Your Environment. Your Health.

Final Progress Reports: Dartmouth College: Research Translation Core

Superfund Research Program

Research Translation Core

Project Leader: Celia Y. Chen
Grant Number: P42ES007373
Funding Period: 2005-2021
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Final Progress Reports

Year:   2020  2013  2007 

During this reporting period, the Research Translation Core (RTC) worked on multiple information materials to communicate the science and the health impacts of arsenic and PFAS to engaged communities based on expressed community needs. In particular, as the next step in the arsenic health risk messaging process for the reduction of the New Hampshire (NH) Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for arsenic in public water systems, the team finalized the development of a two-page infographic fact sheet with state partners and partners at the Mt Desert Island Biological Lab. The fact sheet focuses on the importance of testing private well water for arsenic in light of the new five parts per billion arsenic MCL and is currently being distributed to communities across the state via online channels. The team also updated the Arsenic and You website using a review process with scientist partner webpage experts. Based on a NH State Legislator request, the team is in the audience testing phase for an infographic fact sheet on PFAS in NH, which has included a stakeholder oversight team providing input at each stage of development. Director Celia Chen, Ph.D., has been approved as Co-chair of the Fate and Transport Partnership of the United Nations Environment Programme Global Mercury Partnership. Chen also provided several interviews to promote the national study on a mercury citizen science project using dragonfly larvae to measure mercury levels in national parks, which has been an important component of the Center’s community engagement for the last 10 years.

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