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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.

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Geographic Scope: local

Project Status: Complete - not recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Measurement, Specimen/sample collection,

Start Date: 2014

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Fields of Science: Ecology and environment, Geology and earth science, Health and medicine, Nature and outdoors

Intended Outcomes: Research development,