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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Oil and Natural Gas Operations: Potential Environmental Contamination and Recommendations to Assess Complex Environmental Mixtures

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Health Perspectives, August 2015
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Title
Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Oil and Natural Gas Operations: Potential Environmental Contamination and Recommendations to Assess Complex Environmental Mixtures
Published in
Environmental Health Perspectives, August 2015
DOI 10.1289/ehp.1409535
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Authors

Christopher D. Kassotis, Donald E. Tillitt, Chung-Ho Lin, Jane A. McElroy, Susan C. Nagel

Abstract

Hydraulic fracturing technologies, developed over the last 65 years, have only recently been combined with horizontal drilling to unlock oil and gas reserves previously deemed inaccessible. While these technologies have dramatically increased domestic oil and natural gas production, they have also raised concerns for the potential contamination of local water supplies with the approximately 1,000 chemicals used throughout the process, including many known or suspected endocrine-disrupting chemicals. We discuss the need for an endocrine component to health assessments for drilling-dense regions in the context of hormonal and anti-hormonal activities for chemicals used. We discuss the literature on 1) surface and ground water contamination by oil and gas extraction operations, and 2) potential human exposure, particularly in context of the total hormonal and anti-hormonal activities present in surface and ground water from natural and anthropogenic sources, with initial analytical results and critical knowledge gaps discussed. In light of the potential for environmental release of oil and gas chemicals that can disrupt hormone receptor systems, we recommend methods for assessing complex hormonally active environmental mixtures. We describe a need for an endocrine-centric component for overall health assessments and provide supporting information that using this may help explain reported adverse health trends as well as help develop recommendations for environmental impact assessments and monitoring programs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 3%
Unknown 123 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 24 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 15%
Student > Bachelor 16 13%
Student > Master 13 10%
Other 10 8%
Other 22 17%
Unknown 23 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 30 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 9%
Social Sciences 7 6%
Engineering 7 6%
Other 23 18%
Unknown 31 24%
Attention Score in Context

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 May 2024.
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#2,077,470
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#614
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#5
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