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Understanding the Effect of Unconventional Gas Drilling on Air Quality

Led by PIs Erin. Haynes, Dr.PH., and Kim Anderson, Ph.D., researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine and Oregon State University (OSU) received funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to study air quality before, during, and after unconventional natural gas drilling (UNGD), or fracking, activity. The purpose of this study is to find out if the air quality in a community changes during UNGD activities. The research is being conducted in Carroll County, and neighboring counties, in Ohio.

Project URL: http://med.uc.edu/eh/outreach/coec/updates/research-updates

Geographic Scope: local

Status: Active

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Participation Tasks: Measurement, Specimen/sample collection,

Start Date: 2014

Project Contact: thomps14@niehs.nih.gov

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Project Topic: Ecology and environment, Geology and earth science, Health and medicine, Nature and outdoors,

Intended Outcomes: Research development,