Report: Oil and Gas Air Pollution Effects Health of Pennsylvanians July 11, 2023

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Dr. Edward Ketyer, a pediatrician and president of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Pennsylvania, said the study looked at three important air contaminants from oil and gas activities: nitrogen oxides, ground level ozone, and fine particulate matter. He pointed out the three constituents of oil and gas pollution cause a lot of harm. He explained gas production is one of the largest emitters of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

“The study also shows that aggressive action to lower greenhouse-gas emissions, especially methane emissions, with new legislation that’s now being proposed can help solve climate change and also reduce illnesses and deaths from air pollution,” Ketyer reported. “So it’s a win-win.”

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