Science Exchange

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New Hampshire has the highest rates of bladder, breast, esophageal and pediatric cancer in the nation.

Scientists think many cancers can be prevented with less exposure to environmental toxins.

Prevention is the Key

NH has the highest rate of bladder cancer in the nation

Learn more about how you can protect you and your family from arsenic in your drinking water from Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research group.

Dartmouth Researchers Hail N.H. Bill to Cut Arsenic Allowed in Water

By Tim Camerato

Concord — A group of Dartmouth researchers studying the effects of toxic metals is applauding a plan to reduce the allowable threshold for arsenic levels in New Hampshire’s drinking water.

The state Department of Environmental Services last week proposed halving its arsenic limit to five parts per billion. In a recent report, officials said the reduction is aimed at protecting the health of Granite Staters.


Use your voice to help protect our drinking water!

NHDES is currently making rules about what level of these chemicals are safe for you and your family to drink. Scientific and other activists don’t think the NHDES proposal is protective enough. Click here to learn more and share your voice.

PFAS - News

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NH Safe Water Alliance takes action on concerns about pfas waste handling

Maine DEP acted swiftly to address concerns about waste handling that contaminated a public water well and ruined a dairy farmer’s livelihood.


Maine DEP puts moratorium on sludge Landfarming in ME

Maine DEP moved swiftly to stop landfarming with PFAS-contaminated sludge until it can be determined if this activity complies with Maine Solid Waste Regulations.


Stratham well contaminated by pfas likely from fire station

Aqueous-film-forming-foams (AFFF) have been used historically for fire fighting and training exercises at military bases, airports and private training areas not just in NH but around the country and internationally. Some have contaminated groundwater and drinking water in NH, like in Concord and Brentwood. NHDES has asked fire stations with private wells to sample the water. See link below for the most recent update from NHDES.

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