Univ. of Colorado Finds Possible Link Between Cardiovascular Disease and Fracking

Dec 12, 2018 | Environment Health, Environmental Health, Public Health, Social Determinants of Health

Environmental Health

Colorado School of Public Health researchers have uncovered a possible link between the intensity of oil and gas exploration in an area and early indicators of cardiovascular disease among nearby residents according to the university’s news publication.  The Colorado team ran a pilot study of 97 people in select areas around the date and found that those that lived in areas of more intense oil and gas development showed early signs of cardiovascular disease (CVD) including high blood pressure, changes in the stiffness of blood vessels and markers of inflammation.

Lead Research/Investigators

Lisa McKenzie, PhD, MPH Colorado School of Public Health


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