New study targets health impacts from drilling chemicals

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KDNK June 4 interview with Dr.  Susan Nagel

Another new health study for Garfield County is in the works. The research team, headed by Dr. Susan Nagel has enlisted crowdfunding for the second phase.

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Dr. Susan Nagel

Study cites possible link between drilling, health
Scientist crowdfunding further research on health effects of drilling in Garfield County

A scientist from the University of Missouri whose recently published research suggested a possible link between gas drilling spills and elevated levels of hormone disrupting chemicals in the gas patch areas of Garfield County is planning to return for a second phase of work in the coming months.

Dr. Susan Nagel, a professor of obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health at the University of Missouri who published a study in the March 2014 edition of the peer reviewed journal Endocrinology detailing her Garfield County findings, is launching the second phase of research with an unexpected twist: She’s crowdfunding the work through the new science fundraising website

Nagel’s team has raised just over $11,000 from 67 backers since fundraising began on March 24, and has 33 more days to raise the target amount of $25,000 …

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Does fracking contaminate water with hormone disrupting chemicals?

More background on phase one of the study:

Is Fracking Safe? Study Finds Hormone System-Disrupting Chemicals In Water Near Drilling-Dense Areas

… University of Missouri researcher Susan Nagel and colleagues took samples from 29 “drilling-dense” areas in Colorado and three control sites in Missouri and Colorado with no or little drilling. The drilling sites all experienced some sort of spill in the last six years, ranging from leaks in pipes containing wastewater and chemical mixtures, water tank spills, improperly disposed wastewater and natural gas upwellings. The researchers ran the samples through a battery of tests using human cells, to see how chemicals in the water might interfere or interact with hormone signaling. They released their findings in a report published … in the journal Endocrinology …

Estrogen and Androgen Receptor Activities of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Surface and Ground Water in a Drilling-Dense Region

In related story:

Remember the recent spike in “fetal anomalies” in Garfield County? Well, just down the road in a neighboring gasfield they are seeing the same darn thing.

Spike in Stillborn and Neonatal Deaths Reported in Heavily Drilled Vernal, Utah

In Utah Boom Town, a Spike in Infant Deaths Raises Questions

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3 Comments on “New study targets health impacts from drilling chemicals”

  1. Fiona Lloyd Says:

    The spike in stillborn and neo-natal deaths in Vernal is extremely concerning and deserves to be more widely known and studied – not just here in Garfield should we be concerned; the Front Range has a similar “basin”.

  2. Peggy Tibbetts Says:

    Oh you just watch Fiona, they’ll find a way to turn this into mommy shaming.

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