Exposure to Unconventional Oil and Gas Development and All-cause Mortality in Medicare Beneficiaries.

@article{Li2022ExposureTU,
  title={Exposure to Unconventional Oil and Gas Development and All-cause Mortality in Medicare Beneficiaries.},
  author={Longxiang Li and Francesca Dominici and Annelise J. Blomberg and Falco J. Bargagli-Stoffi and Joel D. Schwartz and B. Coull and John D. Spengler and Yaguang Wei and Joy Lawrence and Petros Koutrakis},
  journal={Nature energy},
  year={2022},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={
          177-185
        }
}
Little is known about whether exposure to unconventional oil and gas development is associated with higher mortality risks in the elderly and whether related air pollutants are exposure pathways. We studied a cohort of 15,198,496 Medicare beneficiaries (136,215,059 person-years) in all major U.S. unconventional exploration regions from 2001 to 2015. We gathered data from records of more than 2.5 million oil and gas wells. For each beneficiary's ZIP code of residence and year in the cohort, we… 
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