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Understanding Shale Gas Development

Click here to learn more about the process of drilling and producing shale gas, from initial exploration to site remediation. Here, you'll also find information about different types of gas infrastructure like compressor stations and storage facilities.

Health Advocacy

EHP is dedicated to providing environmental and public health resources to health professionals and public health officials in an effort to enhance the understanding of the potential health risks associated with shale gas development. View those resources below.

Health Professional Toolkit

EHP’s Health Professional Toolkit consists of a collection of public health materials and resources intended for use by health professionals in relation to the public health risks of shale gas development. View the toolkit at the link below.


This continuing education is meant to attract physicians, residents, nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician assistants interested in learning more about the health impacts of shale gas drilling activities.

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Featured Research Reviews

At EHP, we know that it can be tough to get your hands on peer-reviewed literature and even tougher to understand the scientific jargon within it. We also know that information is power. Featured Research Reviews offer summaries of recent and relevant studies, clarifying the health impact of shale gas development.

Research and Factsheets

EHP is dedicated to providing accurate, data-backed information regarding shale gas development and public health to concerned residents and communities, health professionals, public health officials, and researchers. This section includes papers, presentations, factsheets, and additional resources.


One frequently asked question is whether individuals living or working near shale gas sites such as well pads, compressor stations, or production facilities should undergo biomonitoring (blood or urine tests) to determine if they have harmful chemicals in their body as a result of exposures from these operations. Learn more about biomonitoring—including its limitations—here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Health Professionals

Learn more about EHP, as well as how you can better protect yourself and your patients from the impacts of shale gas development.

Health Professional Survey

EHP is continually striving to grow the information and services we have available for health professionals. We ask that you complete this brief survey to help us improve our offerings to better meet your needs. Thank you in advance for your participation.

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