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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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