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"Unconventional Natural Gas Development and Birth Outcomes in Pennsylvania, USA” Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study written by Joan A. Casey, David A. Savitz, Sara G. Rasmussen, Elizabeth L. Ogburn, Jonathan Pollak, Dione G. Mercer and Brian S. Schwartz.   October 8, 2015

Drilling for Certainty: The Latest in Fracking Health Studies by ProPublica, March 5, 2014

The Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health has posted the draft scoping document for the public health study for comment at http://www.marcellushealth.org/.  The comment period will be open for 30 days, until January 24, 2014.  The report describes the overall scoping process, the comments received by stakeholders, the specific topics to be considered in the subsequent phases, data sources, and methods for the assessments, and a timetable for the health assessment.

MU Researchers Find Fracking Chemicals Disrupt Hormone Function, University of Missouri Health System School of Medicine research findings findings were published in the journal Endocrinology.

Marcellus Shale Public Health Study website lists updates about the study, upcoming events, and news, as well as provides an opportunity for the public to share comments and experiences

EPA Releases Update on Ongoing Hydraulic Fracturing Study 12/21/12.  Press ReleaseProgress Report Webpage

Dissolved-Methane Concentrations In Well Water In The Appalachian Plateau Physiographic Province Of Maryland, administrative report by Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Resource Assessment Service, Maryland Geological Survey, Minh Phung T. Pham and David W. Bolton, in collaboration with Maryland Department of the Environment, November 1, 2012

2012 Health Effects of Shale Gas Development Conference, Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in November.  2010-2011 Conference Videos

FracTracker, website with mapping data "The FracTracker Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the public’s understanding of the impacts of the global shale gas industry by collecting, interpreting, and sharing data and visualizations through our website, FracTracker.org"

Maryland Biological Stream Survey Data Search through Maryland Department of Natural Resources portal

Maryland StreamWaders Data Search through Maryland Department of Natural Resources portal

Fracking in the Marcellus Shale, a four-part series by Patricia Villone gets a behind-the-scenes tour of the newest technology in natural gas exploration.  Part 1 ♦♦♦ Part 2 ♦♦♦ Part 3 ♦♦♦ Part 4

Presentations from the Health Effects of Shale Gas Extraction Workshop at University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health November 19

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