Toward an Understanding of the Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Unconventional Natural Gas Development: A Categorical Assessment of the Peer-Reviewed Scientific Literature, 2009-2015

This is a comprehensive review of the peer-reviewed research on the health and environmental impacts of unconventional gas development. At least 685 papers now have been published in scientific journals. Over 80 percent of these papers were published in just the last three years. Of this body of research, 31 are original research on public health hazards, risks and health outcomes, with 84 percent showing significant risks or adverse outcomes.