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Health Impacts Associated with Unconventional Oil and Gas

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Blewett, et al. (2017) The effect of hydraulic flowback and produced water on gill morphology, oxidative stress and antioxidant response in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).

He, et al. (2017) Chemical and toxicological characterizations of hydraulic fracturing flowback and produced water.

Blewett, et al. (2017) Sublethal and reproductive effects of acute and chronic exposure to flowback and produced water from hydraulic fracturing on the water flea Daphnia magna.

He, et al. (2017) Effects on biotransformation, oxidative stress, and endocrine disruption in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) exposed to hydraulic fracturing flowback and produced water.

Toxicology of fracturing flowback fluid — potential endocrine disruptor? 

On April 27th, 2017, Dr. Greg Goss discussed his recent research on hydraulic fracturing flowback fluid and produced water. He has reported biochemical, morphological and toxicological effects on rainbow trout, zebrafish and the water flea, daphnia magna, including gene effects.

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Greg Goss, PhD is a Professor in Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta, with a cross-appointment to the School of Public Health and a Fellow of the National Institute of Nanotechnology. He is the past Scientific Director of the University of Alberta Water Initiative, Director of the Office of Environmental Nanosafety and has a broad program aimed at water research. He has numerous grants from both government and industry partners. His broad toxicology research program uses both fish and invertebrates, in vitro and in vivo techniques and whole animal to molecular approaches to investigate the effects of nanomaterials, microplastics, municipal wastewaters, hydraulic fracturing fluids, pesticide and herbicides, and polymers. He is working directly with Environment Canada, the OECD and other government agencies to provide direct evidence for devising appropriate guidelines for risk assessment and standardized testing.