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MORGANTOWN — Building and operating a hydraulic fracturing well site can emit airborne particles in multiple ways.

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Originals

Fracking chemicals “imbalance” the immune system

Chemicals commonly found in groundwater near fracked oil and gas wells appear to impair the proper functioning of the immune system, according to a lab study released today.

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Poll: Public concern grows over natural gas industry’s environmental impact

A majority of Pennsylvanians still support the natural gas industry, but a new opinion poll shows the number of people concerned about its environmental impact is growing.

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Toxics

Fracking increases risk of asthma, birth defects and cancer

The most authoritative study of its kind reveals how fracking is contaminating the air and water – and imperiling the health of millions of Americans
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Forty eight years ago, a sci-fi thriller predicted a future with all three—in the year 2022.

U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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