Bridlewood Quality of Life Coalition


Gas Drilling Health Effects by kim0917
23 September 2008, 2:56 pm
Filed under: Quality of Life, Science | Tags: ,

Experts at the University of Colorado School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health completed a review of hundreds of published, peer-reviewed scientific articles to examine what is known concerning the health effects of oil and gas drilling and production on neighboring communities. They also reviewed available empirical data regarding communities in western Colorado. They found that the many hazardous chemicals being used and produced pose a potential health risk for local residents, and recommend a thorough health impact assessment before future expansion of oil and gas activities. Their findings are detailed in these two papers–A White Paper and Literature Review. This work received partial financial support from the Natural Resources Defense Council. The statements made in these papers are the work product of the authors and do not represent the position of any university or organization.

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