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Through the generosity of people like you, our work has made a difference in the lives of many in our community. Your gift to EHP allows us to improve communities by responding to individuals’ and communities’ need for access to accurate, timely and trusted public health information and health services associated with natural gas extraction.

You can choose to make a one-time gift or enroll to have that gift automatically repeat each month. Monthly gifts provide vital funds that support EHP’s mission. Click here to donate. 

A recent Community Monitoring Project shows health effects and exposure to air pollution near a compressor station. For more information on this joint effort by EHP and  the community, click here.

EHP’s Protocol for Speck Air Monitoring is now available!

As shale gas development increases, so do reports of illness. Illnesses or conditions reported may be persistent, transient,
intermittent, or potentially chronic. For this reason, EHP has written a White Paper on The Case for an Unconventional Natural Gas Development Health Registry. To read the full paper, click here.

To view the agenda from the UNGD Health Registry Workshop, hosted by EHP, click here.

Information on shale gas development near schools is now available! Click on the links below to view these handouts.

Potential Risks Brought on by Shale Gas Development Near Your School

What to Share with Your Pediatrician 

Things to Consider If You are a School Nurse and Your District has Shale Gas Activity

“Human Exposure to Unconventional Natural Gas Development: A public health demonstration of periodic high exposure to chemical mixtures in ambient air”, written by EHP’s public health experts, has been published in the Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering. Click on the title to view the article.

The EHP Summary Report on Compressor Stations reviews research from around the country on air emissions and health impacts.

Do you experience health symptoms that come and go? Click here for more details.

New Service – CATTFish Water Monitoring

You can easily monitor your well water for changes in quality with  a CATTFish Water Monitor. For more information on our easy to use water monitoring device, click here.

Information on stress is now available!

  • How stressed are you? Take this simple test to find out!
  • Are you stressed? Here are some quick suggestions to help you “de-stress”

Simple relaxation techniques

Apps to help you unwind and relax

 “Understanding Exposure from Natural Gas Drilling puts Current Air Standards to the Test”, written by EHP’s public health experts, has 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.

Free Service – Speck Air Monitoring

EHP provides Speck Air Monitors free of charge for 2-3 months 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.

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For More Information please contact:

Raina Rippel, Director
SWPA Environmental Health Project
4198 Washington Road Suite 5,
McMurray, PA 15317

Open Monday — Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.