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Potential Public Health Impacts of Natural Gas Development and Production in the Marcellus Shale in Western Maryland

Without adequate safeguards, drilling for natural gas using hydraulic fracturing could harm the health of residents, workers and communities in Western Maryland –> “high likelihood” of gas development causing air pollution that could harm nearby residents as well as drilling crews

Bibliography:
Donald Milton, Sacoby Wilson, Chengsheng Jiang, Laura Dalemarre, Amir Sapkota, Thurka Sangaramoorthy, and Meleah Boyle (Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park)
Potential Public Health Impacts of Natural Gas Development and Production in the Marcellus Shale in Western Maryland
With contributions from: Keeve Nachman, Liz Ducey, Kelsey Babik, Amelia Jamison, Kim Stinchcomb, Carly Brody, Harihar Batal, Christian Jenkins, and Josh Trowell
Report prepared for the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Aug. 15, 2014

See also:
Timothy B. Wheeler, UM study warns of health impacts from fracking. The Baltimore Sun, Aug. 18, 2014

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