EHP’s Medical Toolbox is a collection of public health materials and resources for use by health care professionals related to the public health risks of unconventional oil and gas development (UOGD or “fracking”).
Environmental Health Medical Toolkit
The toolkit packet contains educational materials and forms for health care providers. Information includes common acute symptoms associated with exposures, some known chemicals of concern with related health risks, and a patient survey to help ascertain exposure risks.
To request a hard copy of the toolkit, email info [at] environmentalhealthproject.org with your mailing information.
The toolkit includes:
- Environmental Health Medical Toolkit (overview)
- Case Definition
- Potential Health Effects Due to Inhalation
- Reference Materials for Diagnostic Coding
- Survey for Patients’ Potential Exposure
Reference Materials for Health Care Providers
- American College of Medical Toxicology Position Statement on Post Chelator Testing
- CDC/ATSDR Guidance on the Interpretation and Blood Laboratory Analyses for VOCs
- PSE's Repository for Oil and Gas Energy Research (ROGER Citation Database)
- EPA: Asthma & Outdoor Air Pollution, Heart Disease & Outdoor Air Pollution
- National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus
- OSHA/NIOSH Hazard Alert: Worker Exposure to Silica during Hydraulic Fracturing
Community Health Education Materials
- Air Pollution and Respiratory Infections
- Asthma and Shale Gas
- Episodic Exposures to Shale Gas Development Air Pollution
- Facts for School Nurses
- Facts for your Pediatrician
- Health Outcomes from Peer-Reviewed Epidemiological Literature
- Mental Health in Communities with UOGD
- Multiple risks to our health and environment infographic
- Outdoor Air, Indoor Air, and School Exposure
- Risks to Children at Day Care Centers & Schools Near Shale Gas Development
- Shale Gas and Cancer
- Summary of Well Water Testing Report
- Summary Report on Compressor Stations
- Well Water Testing Report
- What is Particulate Matter (PM)?