EHP, environmental organizations, community members, and many academic researchers believe that there might be a connection between individuals living or working within 5 miles of shale oil and gas development infrastructure and negative health effects. To further understand these possible connections, as well as better inform communities and policy makers, EHP has developed the first Shale Gas and Oil Health Effects Registry. This registry allows residents to share information about their health and potential exposures to shale development sites with EHP and researchers dedicated to understanding how shale development impacts health.
Stand Up and be Counted on your Terms
The Health Effects Registry puts you in the driver’s seat. Provide as much information as you would like, and control how and with whom that information is shared. Through your privacy settings you can choose to help educate researchers about the symptoms and exposures you are experiencing without giving them access to your name or personal contact information. Informational newsletters will be published twice a year that provide updates on what EHP is learning from the registry. This newsletter will also give a snap shot of current research on health and shale development.
Not sure if you should sign-up? Here are some resources…
Below are several resources you can use to determine if you are one of the millions potentially impacted by oil and gas development:
- FracTracker Maps
- A User's Guide To FracTracker
- Oil and Gas Threat Map
- Illustrated Stages of Shale Gas Development
You can also call EHP at 724.260.5504 Monday – Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 EST.
Sign up for the Registry today!
Health Effects Registry Newsletters
- Report on the First 50 Participants - September 2017
- Report on the First 100 Participants - October 2018
Frequently Asked Questions?
How long will it take to fill out the Registry? It should take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete depending how many questions you choose to answer and on your health effects.
What kinds of questions will I be asked? A few example questions include: My concerns regarding shale gas and oil include…? The following oil and gas activity is near me…? I have experienced new or worsening respiratory and/or cardiac symptoms since UOGD began in my area…?