New Research Quantifies Health Impacts from Oil and Gas Production in the US

A recent study led by Dr. Jonathan Buonocore quantified air pollution emissions from oil & gas production in the United States: exploration, development, production, drilling rigs, compressors, flares, venting, and the gathering pipelines and compressor stations. The researchers found that air pollution in 2016 from the oil and gas sector resulted in 410,000 asthma exacerbations, 2,200 new cases of childhood asthma and 7,500 excess deaths, with $77 billion in total health impacts. Learn more at the news coverage here and the full article here.

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