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Unconventional oil and gas development and risk of childhood leukemia: Assessing the evidence.

A young girl with leukemia, wearing a hoody over her bald skull and breath protector.

The findings of this literature review support the need for investigation into the relationship between UO&G development and risk of cancer in general and childhood leukemia in particular. Abstract The widespread distribution of unconventional oil and gas (UO&G) wells and other facilities in the United States potentially exposes millions of people to air and water …

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Adequacy of Current State Setbacks for Directional High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing

Child on a swing with fracking site in the background

The evidence uncovered by this review suggests that presently utilized setbacks may leave the public vulnerable to explosions, radiant heat, toxic gas clouds, and air pollution from hydraulic fracturing activities. Abstract Background: There is an increasing awareness of the multiple potential pathways leading to human health risks from hydraulic fracturing. Setback distances are a legislative …

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When the wind blows: tracking toxic chemicals in gas fields and impacted communities

When the Wind Blows: Tracking Toxic Chemicals in Gas Fields and Impacted Communities is a report documenting Coming Clean’s collaborative, community-based research project to monitor toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in gas fields in rural Pavillion, Wyoming and to see what same VOCs are present in the bodies of people who work and live there. …

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Warning Signs: Toxic Air Pollution Identified at Oil and Gas Sites

The recent U.S. oil and gas boom has transformed hundreds of communities across the country—from rural areas and small towns to suburbs and cities—into industrial production zones.  Oil and gas companies are using unconventional techniques such as hydraulic fracturing—known known as “fracking”—to extract deposits wherever they can be reached, even if those places are in the backyards of homes, near schools or places of worship, …

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Shale Gas Production in England – an updated public health assessment

Medact released in July 2016 an updated assessment of the potential health impacts of shale fracking in England.  This new report reaches broadly the same conclusions as our 2015 report Health and Fracking, however it is now supported by a much larger body of evidence published in the year since the first report was produced.  In the …

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Association Between Unconventional Natural Gas Development in the Marcellus Shale and Asthma Exacerbations

This epidemiological study investigated the suspected association between bouts of asthma and unconventional natural gas development (UNGD). Residential UNGD activity metrics were statistically associated with increased risk of mild, moderate, and severe asthma exacerbations. Whether these associations are causal awaits further investigation, including more detailed exposure assessment, the investigators conclude. Bibliography: Sara G. Rasmussen, Elizabeth …

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Emissions of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Natural Gas Extraction into Air

This article is the corrected version of last year’s study publication [*] which investigated the immissions of PAHs with passive air samplers deployed in different distances to natural gas facilities. No cancer risk due to airborne PAHs higher than the EPA’s acceptable risk levels was found. However, as the authors point out, the applied method …

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