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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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Proximity to Natural Gas Wells and Reported Health Status

Proximity to Natural Gas Wells and Reported Health Status: Results of a Household Survey in Washington County, Pennsylvania Author(s): Peter M. Rabinowitz, Ilya B. Slizovskiy, Vanessa Lamers, Sally J. Trufan, Theodore R. Holford, James D. Dziura, Peter N. Peduzzi, Michael J. Kane, John S. Reif, Theresa R. Weiss, and Meredith H. Stowe Date: 01-2015 Source …

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Environmental Public Health Dimensions of Shale and Tight Gas Development

In this review the authors find evidence of potential environmental public health risks associated with shale gas development. Several studies suggest that shale gas development contributes to ambient air concentrations of pollutants known to be associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Similarly, an increasing body of studies suggest that water contamination risks exist …

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