Report or Study:  Unconventional Gas and Oil Drilling Is Associated with Increased Hospital Utilization Rates

Date:  2015

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Unconventional gas and oil drilling (UGOD) has markedly expanded in the United States. Despite substantial increases in well drilling, the health consequences of UGOD toxicant exposure remain unclear. This study examines an association between wells and healthcare use by zip code from 2007 to 2011 in Pennsylvania.

Topics:  Cardiopulmonary Disease, Natural Gas, Neurological, Obesity/Diabetes, Petrochemicals, Pollution Sources, Public Health

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Article Link/URL:   http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0131093