ERP_HVHFHydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has become more common in the quest to extract natural gas from reserves across the United States. ERP staff helped NIEHS develop two new resources to examine the potential environmental health implications of this practice and what researchers are doing to learn more.

Podcast: A Second Look at the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing
features experts Trevor Penning, Ph.D. of the University of Pennsylvania and Kathleen Gray, Director of the Environmental Resources Program (ERP) at UNC’s Institute for the Environment.

Factsheet: Health and Hydraulic Fracturing offers a brief overview of what is known about the impacts of fracking on health and what NIEHS is doing to increase our understanding of these issues.

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