Health & Safety

Explore the health & safety issues of oil & gas exploration ‘fracking’ in Ohio.

  • Are you or a neighbor considering an oil/gas well? If so, your proximity is that of an employee onsite – read OSHA’s Hazards of the Industry
  • Recently fracked gas well causes water contamination and house explosion: Bainbridge Twp Ohio
  • How a gas well is drilled and risks encountered –graphics with descriptions
  • CDC / NIOSH Worker Fatalities linked to Inhalation of Frac Waste Fluid Fumes
  • Chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ in Ohio by ODNR
  • Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy on underground leaks
  • American Lung Association on emissions
  • National Institute of Health on association of Lupus
  • Earthworks reports on public health
  • Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry report from Ohio
  • Thesis on people’s health and Hydrogen Sulfide which notates OH has no ambient air regulations for H2S – Read H2S in Ohio- Risks of Lacking Regulation (1)
  • Cancer & Autoimmune risks of Frac Sand
  • Radioactive elements are brought to the surface as a result of the drilling process. The U.S. EPA and the U.S. Geological Survey developed this map to show radon potential as it relates to geology in said areas.  Read more about the health affects: EPA on NORM & TENORM  then review the map to see how much you may be affected from drilling around or under your home:

    US EPA MAP OF RADON ZONES (Radon is produced from decayed uranium which is a type of NORM)

    zone 1 Zone 1 Highest Potential (greater than 4 pCi/L)
    zone 2 Zone 2 Moderate Potential (from 2 to 4 pCi/L)
    zone 3 Zone 3 Low Potential (less than 2 pCi/L)

    Ohio  Zone Map