Helmets save brains, help with fundraiser

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Well water testing

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Biomonitoring Program has extended participant recruitment for the Targeted Arsenic and Uranium Public Health Study to the towns of Deerfield, Epsom, Goffstown, New Boston and Weare. The purpose of the study is to examine the relationship between private well water quality and the health impacts of ingesting arsenic and uranium. Randomly selected households on private well water will receive a recruitment postcard in the mail with instructions on how to contact study staff if they are interested in participating. As an incentive for their assistance, participants will be offered a free well water testing package. Previous research by the U.S. Geological Survey and the DHHS Public Health Laboratories identified groundwater in southern and southeastern New Hampshire as being at increased risk for containing arsenic above the maximum contaminant level established by the EPA as well as having elevated uranium. For more information about the DHHS Biomonitoring Program, visit nh.gov/dphs/lab/biomonitoring.htm. Questions can be directed to 271-4611 or BiomonitoringNH@dhhs.nh.gov.

ConcordHelmets save brains

Adam, his friends and family are raising money to provide area kids with custom-designed skateboarding helmets. The designs range from spiders to eyeballs. The project, Adam’s Brain Savers, is a result of the traumatic brain injury Adam suffered when he was skateboarding without a helmet. He, his friends and family want to raise awareness about boarding safety. For information and to donate, visit youcaring.com/adamsbrainsavers-683019. There will be a related event on April 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Concord Boys and Girls Club.