• 11 hours Russia Approves Profit-Based Oil Tax For 2019
  • 15 hours French Strike Disrupts Exxon And Total’s Oil Product Shipments
  • 17 hours Kurdistan’s Oil Exports Still Below Pre-Conflict Levels
  • 19 hours Oil Production Cuts Taking A Toll On Russia’s Economy
  • 21 hours Aramco In Talks With Chinese Petrochemical Producers
  • 22 hours Federal Judge Grants Go-Ahead On Keystone XL Lawsuit
  • 24 hours Maduro Names Chavez’ Cousin As Citgo Boss
  • 1 day Bidding Action Heats Up In UK’s Continental Shelf
  • 1 day Keystone Pipeline Restart Still Unknown
  • 2 days UK Offers North Sea Oil Producers Tax Relief To Boost Investment
  • 2 days Iraq Wants To Build Gas Pipeline To Kuwait In Blow To Shell
  • 2 days Trader Trafigura Raises Share Of Oil Purchases From State Firms
  • 2 days German Energy Group Uniper Rejects $9B Finnish Takeover Bid
  • 2 days Total Could Lose Big If It Pulls Out Of South Pars Deal
  • 2 days Dakota Watchdog Warns It Could Revoke Keystone XL Approval
  • 3 days Oil Prices Rise After API Reports Major Crude Draw
  • 3 days Citgo President And 5 VPs Arrested On Embezzlement Charges
  • 3 days Gazprom Speaks Out Against OPEC Production Cut Extension
  • 3 days Statoil Looks To Lighter Oil To Boost Profitability
  • 3 days Oil Billionaire Becomes Wind Energy’s Top Influencer
  • 3 days Transneft Warns Urals Oil Quality Reaching Critical Levels
  • 3 days Whitefish Energy Suspends Work In Puerto Rico
  • 3 days U.S. Authorities Arrest Two On Major Energy Corruption Scheme
  • 3 days Thanksgiving Gas Prices At 3-Year High
  • 4 days Iraq’s Giant Majnoon Oilfield Attracts Attention Of Supermajors
  • 4 days South Iraq Oil Exports Close To Record High To Offset Kirkuk Drop
  • 4 days Iraqi Forces Find Mass Graves In Oil Wells Near Kirkuk
  • 4 days Chevron Joint Venture Signs $1.7B Oil, Gas Deal In Nigeria
  • 4 days Iraq Steps In To Offset Falling Venezuela Oil Production
  • 4 days ConocoPhillips Sets Price Ceiling For New Projects
  • 6 days Shell Oil Trading Head Steps Down After 29 Years
  • 7 days Higher Oil Prices Reduce North American Oil Bankruptcies
  • 7 days Statoil To Boost Exploration Drilling Offshore Norway In 2018
  • 7 days $1.6 Billion Canadian-US Hydropower Project Approved
  • 7 days Venezuela Officially In Default
  • 7 days Iran Prepares To Export LNG To Boost Trade Relations
  • 7 days Keystone Pipeline Leaks 5,000 Barrels Into Farmland
  • 7 days Saudi Oil Minister: Markets Will Not Rebalance By March
  • 7 days Obscure Dutch Firm Wins Venezuelan Oil Block As Debt Tensions Mount
  • 8 days Rosneft Announces Completion Of World’s Longest Well
Is This The Ultimate Fuel For Millennials?

Is This The Ultimate Fuel For Millennials?

The next biofuel breakthrough could…

Iran: Most OPEC Producers Back Extension Of Cuts

Iran: Most OPEC Producers Back Extension Of Cuts

The majority of OPEC members…

New Johns Hopkins Study Links Migraine to Fracking

Fracking Texas

A new study published on Thursday has found that fracking is associated with migraine headache, nasal and sinus, and fatigue symptoms among residents in Pennsylvania, where more than 8,800 hydraulic fracturing wells have been drilled in the past decade.

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health sent in 2014 a questionnaire to adults in central and northeastern Pennsylvania and received responses from 33 percent of participants. The research found that out of 7,785 study participants, 24 percent had chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), 23 percent had migraine headache, and 25 percent had reported high levels of fatigue.

“We don't know specifically why people in close proximity to these larger wells are more likely to be sick,” Brian S. Schwartz, the study’s senior author and a professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Bloomberg School, said on the website.

“We need to find a way to better understand the correlation and, hopefully, do something to protect the health of these people,” he noted.

This is not the first study that Schwartz has co-authored in the past few months. In July, the American Medical Association’s Journal of Internal Medicine released the results of a study that documented a correlation between fracking activities and an increased risk of asthma exacerbations for nearby residents.

Unconventional natural gas development (UNGD) has previously been associated with air quality disturbances, which can lead to the exacerbation of asthma symptoms.

Schwartz led the research team, which included 35,508 asthma patients who visited the Geisinger Clinic in Pennsylvania from 2005 to 2012.

Pennsylvania’s rise as a major user of UNGD techniques between the years 2005 to 2013 caught the researchers’ interest. A total of 6,253 wells of the kind began drilling in the state during the time period studied, while 4,728 were stimulated and 3,706 were in production.

By Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:



Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment
  • jack b on August 25 2016 said:
    This is patently absurd.

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News