Study: No Health Risk Found in Oil-Gas Air Pollution So Far

March 1, 2017

Colorado health officials say air monitoring and a dozen existing studies on air pollution from oil and gas sites indicate the risk of harmful effects on humans appears to be low, but they stressed that more study is needed.

Mike Van Dyke of the state Department of Public Health and Environment said Wednesday officials could only conclude that they haven't found any health problems so far.

They looked at more than 10,000 air measurements taken between 2008 and 2015 in two active oil and gas areas, in northeastern and western Colorado...

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