$13 Million Grant Will Fund Research on Toxic Metals

For almost 20 years, researchers at Dartmouth’s Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program (SRP) have been investigating the effects of exposure to arsenic, mercury, and other potential toxins on health. A $13 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to the SRP will allow Dartmouth scientists to continue their work and pursue new lines of inquiry. “This funding allows us to forge ahead with our research and address serious issues affecting public health both locally and globally, namely exposure to arsenic in private well water and rice products and exposure to mercury in fish,” said Bruce Stanton, PhD, the director of the SRP and the Andrew C. Vail Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Read the full story on the grant and the work of the SRP on Dartmouth Now.