Yale study reports health problems near Pa. drilling sites – Drilling – Ohio

Washington County residents living near Marcellus shale gas drilling sites reported having significantly more health problems, including upper-respiratory illnesses and skin rashes, than those living farther away, according to a study released earlier this week by Yale University researchers.

The study, which randomly surveyed 492 people in 180 households with private water wells, found 39 percent reported upper-respiratory symptoms if they lived within a kilometer, or a little more than half a mile, from a well site, compared to 18 percent who reported such symptoms and lived more than a mile away, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

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