The TEDX FrackHealth Database

In 2011, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) published the first study questioning the link between chemicals used in fracking and potential health effects. Since then, the number of studies has risen steadily.

The FrackHealth Database catalogues this peer-reviewed research on health effects associated with unconventional oil and gas drilling, with search filters for the location of the study, type of health effect, exposure source and more.

Now there’s a tutorial webinar sponsored by Halt the Harm Network that shows you how to use the FrackHealth Database. Halt the Harm’s webinar series helps build a knowledge base by bringing leaders and supporters together to share strategy, insight, and teach what they know. Join Halt the Harm Network!

This webinar is presented by Kim Schultz, Oil and Gas Program Coordinator with The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX). Schultz studies the potential health impacts from exposure to chemicals introduced and released during oil and natural gas extraction and production. She has extensive experience aggregating, managing, and analyzing data from diverse sources.

Click here to view the webinar: Find research with the FrackHealth database (43 min)

Kim Schultz introduces this interactive tool and demonstrate how to easily find the articles you need. The FrackHealth Database moves beyond citations to include details on health effects, exposure routes, chemicals, and more, as reported in the articles. Learn how to navigate the database and use the filters and keywords to target your results.

Catch up on the latest TEDX podcast!

Episode 6: How can biomonitoring be used by communities impacted by fracking?
10:21 min.

Dr. Elyse Caron-Beaudoin, postdoctoral fellow in the University of Montreal School of Public Health, answers the question “How can biomonitoring be used by communities impacted by fracking?” She gives practical tips for designing research studies to measure chemicals in the bodies of people living near fracking. She also discusses how biomonitoring data can support efforts to protect public health. Read her study on the topic.

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