Free Range Library indexes last updated 15:16, 28/08/2017
This form allows you to search the resource IDs and resource titles of the files in the Free Range Library. If a full match to a key cannot be found, a list of partial matches is returned.
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, vol.17 no.5 pp.1039-1056, 20/09/2011
Free Range Library News & Events
28/08/17: Library database engine updated (FRAW Library should be listed on searches more easily now).
10/08/17: Further changes to the website architecture completed to allowed continued expansion of the library.
22/12/16: 14 papers have been added to the Extreme Energy, Climate Change and UK Government sections.
22/11/16: 60 papers have been added to the Extreme Energy section.
|Resource title||Natural Gas Operations from a Public Health Perspective|
|Author(s)||Theo Colborn, Carol Kwiatkowski, Kim Schultz, Mary Bachran|
|Publication/ source||Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, vol.17 no.5 pp.1039-1056|
|Summary text/ abstract||The technology to recover natural gas depends on undisclosed types and amounts of toxic chemicals. A list of 944 products containing 632 chemicals used during natural gas operations was compiled. Literature searches were conducted to determine potential health effects of the 353 chemicals identified by Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) numbers. More than 75% of the chemicals could affect the skin, eyes, and other sensory organs, and the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems. Approximately 40-50% could affect the brain/nervous system, immune and cardiovascular systems, and the kidneys; 37% could affect the endocrine system; and 25% could cause cancer and mutations. These results indicate that many chemicals used during the fracturing and drilling stages of gas operations may have long-term health effects that are not immediately expressed. In addition, an example was provided of waste evaporation pit residuals that contained numerous chemicals on the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) lists of hazardous substances. The discussion highlights the difficulty of developing effective water quality monitoring programs. To protect public health we recommend full disclosure of the contents of all products, extensive air and water monitoring, coordinated environmental/human health studies, and regulation of fracturing under the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act.|
|Library categories||Extr. Energy Pollution|
Natural Gas Operations from a Public Health Perspective [914.5 kilobytes]