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Does Shale Gas Development Impact Infant Health through Drinking Water?∗

@inproceedings{Hill2018DoesSG,
  title={Does Shale Gas Development Impact Infant Health through Drinking Water?∗},
  author={Elaine L. Hill and Lala Ma},
  year={2018}
}
Widespread hydraulic fracturing of shale formations has yielded a range of economic and environmental benefits. There are, however, various costs associated with shale gas development (SGD) that remain uncertain. This paper looks to SGD operations in Pennsylvania to assess the magnitude of drinking water impacts and whether there exists health risks associated with SGD through this medium. Using the universe of birth records in Pennsylvania from 20032015 and all ground water-based Community… 

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