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Fracking activities may contribute to anxiety and depression during pregnancy — ScienceDaily

A new study led by a researcher at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health identifies a link between proximity to hydraulic fracking activities and mental health issues during pregnancy. Results appear in the journal Environmental Research. The researchers looked at 7,715 mothers without anxiety or depression at the time of conception, who delivered at […]

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Study provides further evidence of a relationship between oil and gas exploration, birth defects — ScienceDaily

Mothers living near more intense oil and gas development activity have a 40-70% higher chance of having children with congenital heart defects (CHDs) compared to those living in areas of less intense activity, according to a new study from researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health. “We observed more children were being born with […]

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