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Addressing Arsenic

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Most well-known as a poison once used between political or personal rivals, arsenic is now causing more problems at very low levels in our well water and food. We're looking into the sources of arsenic, the toxic effects it has on our health, and how to remediate it.

GUESTS:

  • Joe Ayotte – Supervisor of Groundwater Investigations and Research Section at the US Geological Survey.
  • Bruce Stanton – Director of Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine.
  • Paul Susca – Administrator of Drinking Water Planning & Protection at N.H. Department of Environmental Services.

Links mentioned during the show:

  • the Consumer Reports studyon arsenic in food
  • Dartmouth's short video about arsenic in well water
  • the USGS pageon arsenic in New England
Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.
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