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Does increased traffic flow around unconventional resource development activities represent the major respiratory hazard to neighboring communities?: knowns and unknowns

Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The objective of this review is to demonstrate that the focus on air emissions causing respiratory effects and associated with gas development may be misplaced by attributing those exposures mainly to well pad activities. RECENT FINDINGS: The most recent publications on the health effects of hydraulic fracturing operations seem to parallel …

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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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