– Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection calls for reconsideration of setback regulations for gas wells after study shows potential health impacts
– University of Pittsburgh study finds increased risk of asthma and childhood cancer for those living near gas wells, but no connection to other types of cancers
“Study Suggests Health Risks Near Gas Wells, Prompting Call for Stronger Setback Regulations in Pennsylvania”
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is advocating for a reevaluation of setback regulations for gas wells after a study from the University of Pittsburgh revealed potential links between unconventional wells and incidences of asthma and childhood cancer. The study found that children living within 1 mile of a gas well had a significantly higher chance of developing lymphoma, while no connection was found with other types of cancers.