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Public Health Impacts of Gas Industry

Health advocates are calling attention to the health and safety implications of the gas industry.

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Maryland Environmental Health Network, the Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments co-hosted a symposium to assess the findings of the study, Potential Public Health Impacts of Natural Gas Development and Production in the Marcellus Shale in Western Maryland.

The goal of the symposium was to develop recommendations on next steps for Maryland policy-makers with respect to issues raised in the study.

In 2014, we prepared a list of topics for comment for health advocates. Topics address issues raised by the public health study:

Read external reviewer submissions on the Public Health Study of Marcellus Shale:

Resources on Fracking & Health in Maryland


  • Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) developed two fact sheets on fracking in 2011.
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