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The Science of Fracking and Health

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McKenzie, et al. (2018) Ambient non-methane hydrocarbon levels along Colorados's northern front range: acute and chronic health risks.

Data from Discover-AQ, Colorado 2014.

Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Air Toxics Hot Spots Program (2015) Guidance manual and supporting documents. 

McKenzie, et al. (2017) Childhood hematologic cancer and residential proximity to oil and gas development.

McKenzie, et al. (2014) Birth outcomes and maternal residential proximity to natural gas development in rural Colorado.

McKenzie, et al. (2012) Human health risk assessment of air emissions from development of unconventional natural gas resources.

Ambient non-methane hydrocarbon levels along colorado's northern front range: acute and chronic health risks

Dr. Lisa McKenzie presents results from a human health risk assessment that characterized prenatal through adult health risks from exposure to non-methane hydrocarbons in Colorado populations living near oil and gas development. The study found that both air pollutant concentrations and health risks increased with proximity to oil and gas facilities.

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Photo of Dr. VandenbergLisa McKenzie, PhD MPH, is an Assistant Research Professor at the Colorado School of Public Health on the University of Colorado Denver’s Anschutz Medical Campus. Her expertise is in exposure assessment and environmental epidemiology, and human health risk assessment. Dr. McKenzie’s research has contributed to the understanding of how air pollutants and other exposures resulting from the unconventional development of petroleum resources may affect the public’s health. Her studies investigating associations between adverse birth outcomes and childhood cancers and proximity to oil and gas development are among the first epidemiological studies on this topic to appear in the published literature. Her sentinel human health risk assessment indicated the potential for respiratory, neurological, and developmental health outcomes resulting from exposure to air pollutants emitted during natural gas development. She has testified before the United States Congress and the Denver Metropolitan Regional Air Quality Council on the public health implications of natural gas development.