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Drinking water vulnerability and neonatal health outcomes in relation to oil and gas production in the Appalachian Basin (POWERS Study)

  • Study HIC#:2000021809
  • Last Updated:07/15/2021

Many factors can influence the quality of our drinking water. The goal of The Yale WATER Study is to better understand drinking water quality in areas with oil and natural gas development in Pennsylvania and Ohio.  Participation involves a home visit to collect water from your well or spring and a questionnaire about you and your home. You can receive the results of your water testing if you choose. Compensation will be $20 upon completion of the home visit. We are not recruiting for The Yale WATER Study at this time. We plan to enter the field again in 2019. If you are interested in future participation, you can:

  • Age21 years and older
  • GenderBoth
  • Start Date12/05/2017
  • End Date08/31/2022

Trial Purpose and Description

The main purpose of this study is to advance understanding of the environmental quality and human health impacts of unconventional oil and gas (UO&G) development in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria

 21 years of age and older.

  • Home served by ground water (private well or spring).
  • Residing in counties in Pennsylvania or eastern Ohio in 2019.


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