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Peer-Reviewed Publications April 19, 2017

Comparison of chemical use between hydraulic fracturing. . . and routine oil and gas development

Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH

Peer-Reviewed Publications December 9, 2016

Public health implications of environmental noise. . .

Jake Hays, MA, Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH

Peer-Reviewed Publications July 7, 2016

A framework for siting and dispatch of emerging energy resources to realize environmental health benefits

Elena Krieger, PhD, Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH

Peer-Reviewed Publications April 20, 2016

Toward an understanding of the environmental and public health impacts of shale gas development: an analysis of the peer reviewed scientific literature, 2009-2015

Report presents and reviews the available science on some of the most salient environmental and public health concerns associated with shale gas development as of the end of 2015.

Jake Hays, MA, Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH

Peer-Reviewed Publications April 15, 2015

Considerations for the development of shale gas in the United Kingdom

Important lessons can be drawn from the UNGD experience in the United States. This article explores these considerations and argues that shale gas development policies in the UK and elsewhere should be informed by empirical evidence generated on environmental, public health, and social risks.

Jake Hays, MA, Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH

Peer-Reviewed Publications June 30, 2014

Assessment and risk analysis of casing and cement impairment in oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania, 2000-2012

Previous research has demonstrated that proximity to unconventional gas development is associated with elevated concentrations of methane in groundwater aquifers in Pennsylvania. To date, the mechanism of this migration is poorly understood. Our study, which looks at more than 41,000 conventional an

Anthony Ingraffea, PhD, PE, Renee Santoro, Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH

Peer-Reviewed Publications April 17, 2014

Public Health England’s draft report on shale gas extraction

Jake Hays, MA, Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH

Peer-Reviewed Publications April 16, 2014

Environmental Public Health Dimensions of Shale and Tight Gas Development

Despite a growing body of evidence, data gaps persist. Most important, there is a need for more epidemiological studies to assess associations between risk factors, such as air and water pollution, and health outcomes among populations living in close proximity to shale gas operations.

Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH, Jake Hays, MA

Peer-Reviewed Publications April 14, 2014

Toward a better understanding and quantification of methane emissions from shale gas development

Anthony Ingraffea, PhD, PE

Peer-Reviewed Publications February 28, 2014

The Health Implications of Fracking

What is known about the health effects of gas extraction by induced hydraulic fracturing of gas-bearing rock - ie, fracking? A workshop held on Nov 15, 2013, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine addressed this question.

Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH

Peer-Reviewed Publications February 1, 2014

The role of ethics in shale gas policies

This article argues that legislators making decisions about shale gas development have a prima facie duty to minimize false negatives.

Jake Hays, MA

Peer-Reviewed Publications October 11, 2013

The implications of unconventional drilling for natural gas: a global public health concern

This commentary explores the need for research to quantify the potential risks to the environment and to human health from unconventional natural gas development in both the short-term and long-term.

Jake Hays, MA