MDI Bio Lab Receives Funding to Address Arsenic Threat – Mount Desert Islander

Read article - An article reporting on research at the MDI Biological Laboratory notes that students working with scientists from Maine and New Hampshire have analyzed more than 1,500 well water samples in collaboration with the Trace Element Analysis Core at Dartmouth. The public health threat posed by arsenic and other harmful well water contaminants has been a focus of education and research at MDI Biological Laboratory since a 2014 “arsenic summit” held in collaboration with Dartmouth to address approaches to limiting arsenic exposure. The summit led to an educational program titled “All About Arsenic,” which in turn gave rise to a federally funded SEPA (Science Education Partnership Award) program and a new CDC grant.