EHP released its groundbreaking report on the chemical and particulate emissions of the 18 largest compressor stations in New York State (NYS). This report outlines what companies are required to report to the NY Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and National Emissions Inventory (NEI) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the potential health effects of the 70 chemicals catalogued. This is the first time emissions data and their health effects have been compiled side-by-side raising questions about how residents’ health is impacted in communities close to the facilities. Read the full report and review the powerpoint now!
Missed our webinar on injection wells? Watch the replay, here!
Check out our newest article: Participatory Air Monitoring in the Midst of Uncertainty: Residents’ Experiences with the Speck Sensor.
What do sleep disruption, headache, throat irritation, stress or anxiety, cough, shortness of breath, sinus problems, fatigue, nausea, and wheezing have in common? These are the most commonly reported health symptoms near fracking, as described in a new research paper by EHP. This important research adds to our growing understanding of association between symptoms and exposure to unconventional natural gas development. Full report, here.
Check out the 2nd article of a 2-part series on "The Right to a Healthy Home". This article brings in the ideas of rights, and lists several declared rights that fracking violates.
Our comments on the "Association Between Unconventional Natural Gas Development in the Marcellus Shale and Asthma Exacerbations" paper.
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