Scientific Studies

Health and environmental concerns related to hydraulic fracturing

The Compendium is a fully referenced compilation of the significant body of scientific, medical
and journalistic findings demonstrating risks and harms of fracking.

Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Health Engineers also maintains a database with over 300 peer-reviewed studies about the impacts of fracking.

Toxicologists Outline Key Health Environmental

*New study shows benzene in McKenna Park and other local playgrounds near frack sites

TCEQ shows that oil and gas production is responsible for more smog-forming VOC emissions in the DFW area than all the cars and trucks on the roads.

USGS FAQ on fracking and earthquakes.

Birth outcomes related to natural gas well development

http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/wp-content/uploads/122/1/ehp.1306722.pdf

Air Emissions and Natural Gas Development

Theo Colborn, Kim Schultz, et al, “An Exploratory Study of Air Quality near Natural Gas Operations.” The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) released this study in November 2012; it’s been accepted for publication in Human and Ecological Risk Assessment.

Theo Colborn, Carol Kwiatkowski, et al., “Natural Gas Operations from a Public Health Perspective,” published in September 2011 in Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: an International Journal.

L. M. McKenzie, Roxana Witter, et al., “Human Health Risk Assessment of Air Emissions from Development of Unconventional Natural Gas Resources,” published in May 2012 in Science of the Total Environment.

Michelle Bamberger and Robert E. Oswald, “Impacts of Gas Drilling on Human and Animal Health,” published in March 2012 in New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy.

L. N. Vandenberg, Theo Colborn, et al., “Hormones and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: Low-Dose Effects and Nonmonotonic Dose Responses,” published in March 2012 in Endocrine Reviews.

Nadia Steinzor, Wilma Subra, and Lisa Sumi “Investigating Links between Shale Gas Development and Health Impacts Through a Community Survey Project in Pennsylvania,” published NEW SOLUTIONS
A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy Volume 23, No. 1 — 2013

Peer-reviewed studies linking shale oil & gas production to health impacts:

Theo Colborn, Kim Schultz, et al, “An Exploratory Study of Air Quality near Natural Gas Operations.” The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) released this study in November 2012; it’s been accepted for publication in Human and Ecological Risk Assessment.

Theo Colborn, Carol Kwiatkowski, et al., “Natural Gas Operations from a Public Health Perspective,” published in September 2011 in Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: an International Journal.

L. M. McKenzie, Roxana Witter, et al., “Human Health Risk Assessment of Air Emissions from Development of Unconventional Natural Gas Resources,” published in May 2012 in Science of the Total Environment.

Michelle Bamberger and Robert E. Oswald, “Impacts of Gas Drilling on Human and Animal Health,” published in March 2012 in New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy.

L. N. Vandenberg, Theo Colborn, et al., “Hormones and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: Low-Dose Effects and Nonmonotonic Dose Responses,” published in March 2012 in Endocrine Reviews.

Nadia Steinzor, Wilma Subra, and Lisa Sumi “Investigating Links between Shale Gas Development and Health ImpactsThrough a Community Survey Project in Pennsylvania,” published NEW SOLUTIONS
A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy Volume 23, No. 1 — 2013