Pennsylvania study finds link between gas drilling and premature births

Women are more likely to have premature babies and high-risk pregnancies the more they are exposed to unconventional natural gas development, according to a new study based on more than 10,000 babies born in the shale-gas region of Pennsylvania.  The study, released by Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health on Thursday, found that mothers who lived near the highest levels of gas-industry activity were 40 percent more likely to give birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy than those where the industry was least active.

State Impact, OCTOBER 9, 2015

https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2015/10/09/pennsylvania-study-finds-link-between-gas-drilling-and-premature-births/

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