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Hydraulic Fracturing for the Production of Shale Gas

Hydraulic fracturing (also termed “fracking”) is the process used, along with horizontal drilling, to extract unconventional natural gas (shale gas, tight gas or coalbed methane) and tight oil from…
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Paradox of wealth and health: Resource development and social determinants of health

It is well-established that our health is strongly influenced by a range of interacting environmental, social, cultural and economic factors, and it follows that the relationship between population…
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Public health impacts of hydraulic fracturing: Seismic activity and potential risks

Canadian Public Health Association Public Health 2015Presenter: Anne-Marie Nicol
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Shale gas extraction and public health: What we know, what we can infer, and how we can move forward

Canadian Public Health Association 2014 ConferencePresentations:Hydraulic Fracturing & Public Health: What we know, what we can infer and how we can move forward Merry Turtiak, Alberta…
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Summary: Animals as Sentinels for Public Health Risks from Oil and Gas Development

This document was based on a contracted review: Animals as Sentinels for Public Health Risks Associated with Oil and Gas Development by Craig Stephen and Tyler Stitt, March 2014.
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Understanding the Public Health Implications Concerning Shale Gas Production and Hydraulic Fracturing

The intent of this document is to synthesize scientific information related to public health concerns of relevance to Canada about shale gas production (including the pre-production stages of…
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