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dc.contributor.advisorMuma, Richard D.
dc.contributor.advisorWright, Rosemary
dc.contributor.authorBiel, Jordan
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Jacquelynn
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Myra
dc.contributor.authorPlouzek, Megan
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-01T20:00:18Z
dc.date.available2017-06-01T20:00:18Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-28
dc.identifier.citationBiel, Jordan, Nguyen, Jacquelynn, Wilson, Myra and Plouzek, Megan. 2017. An exploration of health impacts of hydraulic fracturing: a scoping review--In Proceedings: 13th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p.69
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/13315
dc.descriptionPresented to the 13th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Rhatigan Student Center, Wichita State University, April 28, 2017.
dc.descriptionResearch completed in the Department of Physician Assistant, College of Health Professions
dc.description.abstractHydraulic fracturing is a controversial oil and gas extraction method used in the US. Many believe hydraulic fracturing has negative environmental and human health impacts. A scoping study was performed to identify peer-reviewed studies exploring human health impacts related to hydraulic fracturing. Only 13 studies were identified that met these requirements. All of these studies were published within the last four years. Three studies found no human health impacts. Most of the remaining studies found respiratory and dermatologic manifestations. As the distance increased between where the subjects lived and fracturing activity, manifestations generally decreased. Although few studies have identified actual health impacts, it seems possible long-term health impacts may emerge in the future. In light of these findings, primary care providers should have an increased index of suspicion of serious systemic medical conditions when caring for patients who have lived in areas in which oil and gas exploration is common.
dc.description.sponsorshipGraduate School, Academic Affairs, University Libraries, Regional Institute on Aging
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWichita State University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGRASP
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv. 13
dc.titleAn exploration of health impacts of hydraulic fracturing: a scoping review
dc.typeAbstract
dc.rights.holderWichita State University


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