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Duke in Pictures: Studying Mercury Contamination in Peru


Duke graduate student Sarah Diringer prepares a fish for chemical analysis in the Madre de Dios watershed of Peru. A team of Duke faculty and students is currently in the region studying how mercury contamination from local gold mining affects human and environmental health. William Pan, assistant professor of global environmental health, leads the collaboration among the Duke Global Health Institute, the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Pratt School of Engineering.