The Environmental Health Project (EHP) is dedicated to providing healthcare providers with information about the health effects of unconventional oil and gas development (UOGD or “fracking”). This section includes papers, presentations, factsheets, and other resources. Please see our Medical Toolbox for additional resources.
Research & Factsheets
Shale Gas, Petrochemicals, and Health 2019
From Wellhead to Ethane Cracker: Shale Gas, Petrochemicals, and Health
Ned Ketyer, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Health Risks of Living in Close Proximity to Oil and Gas Development
Anne C. Epstein, MD, FACP
Hydraulic Fracturing: Experiences with Clinical Evaluation
Michael Gary Abesamis, MD
County Health Risk Assessment
Washington County Health Risk Assessment
Westmoreland County Health Risk Assessment
Enhancing Health in Pennsylvania
Protecting Your Health and Where to Turn for Help: Resources for Shale Gas Communities Toolkit
Illustrated Stages of Shale Gas Development - Examining the potential for water and air contamination
Illustrated Stages of Shale Gas Development : Examining the potential for ground/surface water and air contamination
Where to Turn Resource Directory
Protecting Your Health from UOGD
Protecting Your Health from Unconventional Oil and Gas Development (UOGD or "Fracking")
Quick Reference Card
Tips for Talking to Your Health Care Provider - Concerns about UOGD
Tips for Talking to Your Health Care Provider: Concerns about Unconventional Oil & Gas Development (UOGD) or "Fracking"
Injection Wells 101 – Finding a Place for our Fracking Waste
Children’s Health and "Fracking"
Shale Gas & Oil Health Registry & Resource Network
Community & Psychosocial Effects of Oil & Gas Development 3-Part Webinar Series
Featuring EHP’s Jessa Chabeau, MSW; Lydia Greiner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC; Lenore Resick, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Natural Gas Compressor Stations: Addressing Community Concerns, Assessing Emissions and Health Impacts
Workshop on Risks of Unconventional Shale Gas Development
National Research Council, featuring EHP’s David Brown, ScD
Fundamental Chemical Toxicology with Exposure Related to Shale Gas Development
PSE/David Brown, ScD
Delaware Riverkeeper Network: The Potential Health Effects of Hydraulic Fracturing
Conference video with Raina Rippel
Community Meeting on Childhood Cancers: Janice Blanock
Summary of Community Meeting on Childhood Cancers
Community Meeting on Childhood Cancers
2012 Medical Conference Case Study #1: Rash After Showering
2012 Medical Conference Case Study #2: Child with Recurrent Sinus Infections
2012 Medical Conference Case Study #3: The Man Who Wants to be Tested for Everything
2012 Medical Conference Case Study #4: What About the Dog?
2012 Medical Conference Case Study #5: Truck Driver with a Cough
2012 Medical Conference Health Concerns from Unconventional Gas Extraction
Additional Resources and Links
A User's Guide to FracTracker
Map of Unconventional Gas Production in Greene and Washington Counties
Map of Unconventional Gas Production in SWPA
Photo by Ted Auch. Morrow Co. Ohio Fishburn Township Class II Well. October 2015. Provided by The FracTracker Alliance on FracTracker.org.