Oil and Gas Health Effects
Increasingly, landowners and residents of oil and gas field communities are reporting health impacts that they believe are linked to environmental toxics associated with the oil and gas development activities in their area. These reports include incidents of: asthma, respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses, autoimmune diseases, liver failure, cancer and other ailments such as headaches, nausea, and sleeplessness.
- Read some landowner stories on health effects potentially related to oil and gas development.
- Find out more about some of the chemicals being used by industry, and the potential health effects associated with these chemicals.
- Read about air contaminants that are released throughout the oil and gas development process.
For more information:
Voices from the gas patch:
Related OGAP web pages
- Health issues related to oil and gas development in Colorado
- Chemicals used during oil and gas drilling and production in Colorado (Report by The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, Inc.)
- Oil and gas industry information on the use of toxic chemicals during drilling and production
- New Mexico Oil and Gas Health and Toxics Issues
- Colorado Oil and Gas Health and Toxics Issues
- U.S. Oil and Gas Health And Toxics: In the News
Other Web Sites
- Orion Magazine November/December 2006 feature on "Voices from the Gas Fields" of Colorado. This article features stories of the impacts being felt by residents in Garfield County, Colorado. There are also audio and video clips with additional stories, and information on issues related to oil and gas and health.