Tag Archives: Dr. Christopher Kassotis

TEDX webinar discusses impact of O&G chemicals on metabolism

September 20, 2018

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Metabolic Disrupting Potential of Unconventional Oil and Gas Operation Chemicals and Mixtures Research has shown hormone disruption in mice exposed during pregnancy to a mixture of common fracking chemicals at likely environmentally relevant concentrations:   Developmental Exposure to a Mixture of 23 Chemicals Associated With Unconventional Oil and Gas Operations Alters the Immune System of […]

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New study links drilling-fracking chemicals and breast cancer

February 7, 2018

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Female mice exposed to a mixture of 23 chemicals used in oil and gas drilling and fracking developed mammary lesions and enlarged tissues — suggesting the chemicals may leave breast tissues more prone to cancer, according to a new study. In a study released today, environmental scientists led by Laura Vandenberg at the University of […]

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Exposure to chemicals released during fracking may harm fertility

September 7, 2016

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Endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to altered hormone levels, ovarian development in mice COLUMBIA, Mo. – More than 15 million Americans live within a one-mile radius of unconventional oil and gas (UOG) operations. UOGs combine directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to release natural gas from underground rock. Scientific studies, while ongoing, are still inconclusive on […]

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West Virginia study expands research originated in Garfield County

April 8, 2016

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As part of their commitment to further ongoing research on the presence of endocrine disrupting chemicals in unconventional oil & gas (UOG) operations, Dr. Susan Nagel* and Dr. Christopher Kassotis* released the results of their latest research this week. Endocrine Disrupting Activity in Surface Water Associated with a West Virginia Oil and Gas Industry Wastewater […]

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