Potential Exposure-Related Human Health Effects of Oil and Gas Development

Report
September 17, 2008

In September, 2008, experts at the University of Colorado School of Public Health completed a review of data and scientific articles about the health effects of oil and gas drilling and production on neighboring communities. They found that the chemicals being used and produced pose a potential health risk to local residents, and recommended a thorough health impact assessment before expansion of oil and gas activities. Their findings are detailed in these two papers.