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Letter From Dr. Jerome A. Paulson to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Filed in E-Library, Health Impacts by on July 14, 2014
Letter From Dr. Jerome A. Paulson to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Dear Secretary Abruzzo, I am writing in regard to decisions that your office will be making about unconventional natural gas extraction (UGE). Some of these decisions may relate specifically to children, such as decisions about setbacks between UGE sites and schools. Other decisions may relate to UGE in a broader sense. As a physician with […]

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Estrogen and Androgen Receptor Activities of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Surface and Ground Water in a Drilling-Dense Region

Filed in E-Library, Health Impacts by on February 11, 2014
Estrogen and Androgen Receptor Activities of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Surface and Ground Water in a Drilling-Dense Region

They hypothesized that a selected subset of chemicals used in natural gas drilling operations and also surface and ground water samples collected in a drilling-dense region of Garfield County, CO would exhibit estrogen and androgen receptor activities. Water samples were collected, solid-phase extracted, and measured for estrogen and androgen receptor activities using reporter gene assays […]

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Birth Outcomes and Maternal Residential Proximity to Natural Gas Development in Rural Colorado (Article)

Filed in E-Library, Health Impacts by on February 11, 2014
Birth Outcomes and Maternal Residential Proximity to Natural Gas Development in Rural Colorado (Article)

Associations between maternal residential proximity to NGD and birth outcomes are examined by calculating inverse distance weighted natural gas well counts within a 10-mile radius of maternal residence to estimate maternal exposure to NGD.

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Birth Outcomes and Maternal Residential Proximity to Natural Gas Development in Rural Colorado (Tables)

Filed in E-Library, Health Impacts by on February 11, 2014
Birth Outcomes and Maternal Residential Proximity to Natural Gas Development in Rural Colorado (Tables)

This document outlines the relationship between birth outcomes and maternal residential proximity to natural gas development in rural Colorado.

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Researchers Find Cancer Risks Double When Two Carcinogens Present at ‘Safe’ Levels

Filed in E-Library, Health Impacts by on February 11, 2014
Researchers Find Cancer Risks Double When Two Carcinogens Present at ‘Safe’ Levels

A new research conducted by Texas Tech University scientists has found that low doses of both estrogen and arsenic together – even at levels low enough to be considered “safe” for humans if they were on their own – can cause cancer in prostate cells. Kamaleshwar Singh, an assistant professor at The Institute of Environmental […]

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