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The Science of Fracking and Health Webinar Series
Ambient Non-methane Hydrocarbon Levels in Colorado: Acute and Chronic Health Risks

Unconventional oil and gas development is rapidly encroaching on heavily populated neighborhoods, posing potential risks to human health. In this new webinar, 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.

The webinar is available for viewing now. Watch it on TEDX's website, where you can read more about the presenter and access the published study. Or you can view it on our YouTube channel and subscribe to receive notification of new webinars.

Lisa 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.

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