What’s New?

Updated information on noise is now available! Learn about ways to monitor noise levels from UNGD and view recommended guidelines for community noise levels. Click here for details.

A new article, “Understanding Exposure from Natural Gas Drilling puts Current Air Standards to the Test”, written by EHP’s public health experts, has just been published in the journal Reviews on Environmental Health. It shows that current methods of emissions data collection and analysis fail to accurately assess health risks. Click on the title to view the article and check out the PRESS page for reviews.

New Free Service! – Speck Air Monitoring

EHP now provides Speck Air Monitors free of charge for 2-4 weeks to monitor air inside individual homes!  Within 3 weeks, EHP will provide a report to the resident with the results and interpretation of the data, and recommendations for protecting health if contamination is a concern.  Click here for Details.

At the Facing the Challenges: Research on Shale Gas Extraction Symposium, held November 26 and 26 2013 at Duquesne University, EHP’s toxicologist David Brown, ScD, introduced the important concept that federal and state monitoring standards are failing to capture the episodic nature of both air and water exposures, as it relates particularly to human health concerns.  Click here to see his presentation titled: Understanding Exposures from Natural Gas Drilling Puts Current Standards to the Test.

EHP’s Latest Findings Regarding Health Data

Recommended Indoor Air Filter

Experts consulted by EHP recommend the Austin Air 400 air filter for people who are concerned about their indoor air.  For a limited time you can buy this filter at a discount by going to Austin Air 400 and entering the coupon code – “ca400″ – when you check out.  See our Air Page for more information.

View presentations by EHP’s toxicologist David Brown and nurse practitioner Denise DeJohn from Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy’s continuing medical education series on Shale Gas Development.


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