EHP has tools, services, and information related to shale gas development available to you and your patients.
EHP can provide you with an Environmental Health Medical Toolkit. This toolkit includes a proposed case definition, a survey of patients for potential exposure, the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Exposure History form, and a toxicology sheet that lists some of the chemicals known to be emitted from shale gas development and related acute and chronic symptoms.
If you think your patients may be impacted by shale gas development, you can refer them to EHP for home and health assessments which are specifically designed to determine if there are shale gas exposures. EHP can then further advise your patients on how best to minimize their exposure within the home and aid them in monitoring their air and water (if on well water). EHP can provide you with pamphlets for your patients with advice on limiting exposure and tracking symptoms: Protecting Your Health from UOGD and Tips for Talking to Your Provider.
EHP has other tools which are also available to you:
- Access to current research and news related to shale gas and public health
- Environmental Health Channel – which shows health survey data and PM2.5 data by zip code, and photo-narratives of impacted residents.
- Information about EHP’s national Shale Gas & Oil Health Registry and Resource Network.
- EHP has a wealth of factsheets and information that you can share with your patients, including one that explains the limitations of biomonitoring.
EHP tools and information can be accessed at environmentalhealthproject.org