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Childhood hematologic cancer and residential proximity to oil and gas development

Oil and gas development emits known hematological carcinogens, such as benzene, and increasingly occurs in residential areas. This study found, among others, that young persons (0–24 years old) in Colorado with ALL (Acute Lymphatic Leukemia) were most likely to live close to oil and gas wells. Abstract Background Oil and gas development emits known hematological …

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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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Exposure to Glycol Ethers and Neurocognitive Abilities in 6-Year-Old Children: The PELAGIE Cohort Study

Glycol ethers are organic solvents which are widely used in cosmetics and cleaning agents, but also – in huge quantities – for drilling and for hydraulic fracturing. The results of this investigation suggest that prenatal exposure to glycol ethers can affect neurodevelopment, particularly the development of cognitive abilities in young people. Abstract Background: Glycol ethers …

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Dangerous and Close: Fracking Puts the Nation’s Most Vulnerable People at Risk

More than 650,000 kindergarten through twelfth grade children in nine states attend school within one mile of a fracked oil or gas well, putting them at increased risk of health impacts from dangerous chemicals and air pollution. The finding comes from a new study (see PDF) by Environment America Research & Policy Center that exposes …

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Potential hazards of air pollutant emissions from UOG operations on the respiratory health of children and infants

Children are known to be at a greater risk from exposure to air pollutants, which can impair lung function and neurodevelopment, or exacerbate existing conditions, such as asthma, because the respiratory system is particularly vulnerable during development in utero, the postnatal period, and early childhood. Existing epidemiology studies document the impact of air pollutant exposure …

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Illness Symptoms Experienced by Children Exposed to Benzene After a Flaring Incident

Flaring is a common practise in up- and downstream oil and gas operations worldwide. This investigation evaluated the illness symptoms experienced by children who were exposed to benzene following a flaring incident at the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas. Key findings: A total of 641 children, aged <17 years, exposed to benzene were included …

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