Reflecting a lack of understanding of what the impact of the ‘Marcellus Gas Boom’ may be on public health, on November 18 the Graduate School of Public Health, Univ. of Pittsburgh, held a one-day conference entitled simply enough ”Health Effects of Shale Gas Extraction: What is Know and What can we Predict”. The questions raised at the conference are those that could have been asked if our political leaders had chosen to impose a moratorium on Marcellus drilling. Nevertheless, the that concerns raised at this important conference must still be thoroughly understood and accounted for by those who are responsible for regulating the industry. Videos of individual talks at the conference are listed below.
Donald S. Burke, MD – “Welcome Message and Introduction to the Marcellus Shale”
Bernard D. Goldstein, MD – “Public Health, Sustainability and the Marcellus Shale”
Adam Law, MD – “Endocrine and Metabolic Disruption”
Charles Werntz, DO, MPH – “Worker Health Concerns in Marcellus Shale Work”
William Burket, CFPS – “Industry Safety Initiatives and Community Emergency Preparedness”
Myron Arnowitt, MPH – “Review of the Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission board report”
Robert Boulware; Joe Osborne, JD; and Raina Rippel – “Research Needs Panel”