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.
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 Experiment.com.
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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More background on phase one of the study:
… 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 …
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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.