Birth Outcomes and Natural Gas Development: Methodological Limitations

  title={Birth Outcomes and Natural Gas Development: Methodological Limitations},
  author={Kristen Fedak and Sherilyn A Gross and Megan Jacobsen and Brooke E. Tvermoes},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
We read with interest the article “Birth Outcomes and Maternal Residential Proximity to Natural Gas Development in Rural Colorado” by McKenzie et al. (2014). We agree with the authors that it is important to determine whether any adverse health effects may be associated with active natural gas wells, especially for susceptible subpopulations. On the basis of the prevalence of neural tube and congenital heart defects reported in infants born to mothers that lived within a 10-mile radius of… CONTINUE READING