Examples of evidence emerging since the publication of the Compendium 3.0 in October 2015

Thanks to PSE Healthy Energy for their work in collating and making available this information. PSE Healthy Energy, Inc. (http://www.psehealthyenergy.org/) is a multidisciplinary research and policy institute that supports the adoption of evidence-based energy policies. PSE is comprised of physicians, scientists, and engineers who work to promote scientific understanding of modern energy development.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University find that expectant mothers living in the most active area of shale gas development activities were 40% more likely to give birth prematurely. Paper is published in the journal, Epidemiology

http://journals.lww.com/epidem/Citation/2016/03000/Unconventional_Natural_Gas_Development_and_Birth.2.aspx

Yale school of Public Health researchers just released a new study analyzing the chemicals used in frack fluid and fracking waste water. The research team evaluated available data on 1,021 chemical used in fracking. Of the 240 chemicals that have existing toxicity information, evidence suggested reproductive toxicity, developmental toxicity, and/or both for 157 chemicals. Of these, 67 were of particular concern because they already have an existing federal health-based standard or guideline for water quality. Furthermore, toxicity information was lacking for 700+ chemicals, which need to be rigorously analyzed to determine threats to health.

Access to the study can be found here: http://www.nature.com/…/…/vaop/ncurrent/full/jes201581a.html

More to follow.

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