Impacts of Gas Drilling on Human and Animal Health

  title={Impacts of Gas Drilling on Human and Animal Health},
  author={M. Bamberger and R. Oswald},
  journal={NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy},
  pages={51 - 77}
  • M. Bamberger, R. Oswald
  • Published 2012
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
  • Environmental concerns surrounding drilling for gas are intense due to expansion of shale gas drilling operations. Controversy surrounding the impact of drilling on air and water quality has pitted industry and leaseholders against individuals and groups concerned with environmental protection and public health. Because animals often are exposed continually to air, soil, and groundwater and have more frequent reproductive cycles, animals can be used as sentinels to monitor impacts to human… CONTINUE READING
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