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Earth Institute Research Projects

Health Effects and Geochemistry of Arsenic and Manganese - Administrative Core

Lead PI: Benjamin C Bostick

Unit Affiliation: Geochemistry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

June 2000 - March 2017
Inactive
Asia ; North America ; Bangladesh ; United States
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: This was a five-year renewal of the Superfund Research Program (SRP) Research Translation Core, "Collaborating with Government & the Public:  As and Mn Exposures via Groundwater." CIESIN provided the framework for sustained communication among Columbia’s SRP research projects, cores, governmental agencies, and other interested parties and assisted in integrating multi-source geophysical, geochemical, hydrological, and socio-demographic data into accessible Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and produce maps that enhance both monitoring and regulatory decision making.

OUTCOMES: Integrated data and maps; interactive mapping tool; monthly seminars; project website; workshops; advisory meetings

SPONSOR:

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/NIH/DHHS

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$5,091,338

RESEARCH TEAM:

Steven Chillrud, Peter Schlosser, Alexander Van-Geen, Yan Zheng, Meredith Golden

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Mailman School of Public Health, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) , Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Barnard College

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

University of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Manchester University

WEBSITE:

https://tools.niehs.nih.gov/srp/programs/Program_detail.cfm?Project_ID=P42ES010349

KEYWORDS

health heavy metal contamination manganese (Mn) global health geochemistry research translation arsenic (as) water quality

THEMES

Sustainable living