UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility
Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has become more common in the quest to extract natural gas from reserves across the United States. In a new podcast and factsheet developed with help from CEHS COEC staff, NIEHS takes a close look at the potential environmental health implications of this practice and what researchers are doing to learn more.
Podcast: A Second Look at the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing features experts Trevor Penning, Ph.D. of the University of Pennsylvania and Kathleen Gray, the Director of the UNC CEHS COEC.
Factsheet: Health and Hydraulic Fracturing offers a brief overview of what is known about the impacts of fracking on health and what NIEHS is doing to increase our understanding of these issues.