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Kentucky: Recognition from NIEHS for Community-Based Study Testing Air Quality Near Natural Gas Extraction Sites

Dr. Erin Haynes, professor and chair of epidemiology at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, is the featured grantee in the September issue of the Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) Newsletter, produced by the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

Dr. Haynes partnered with community members to address their concerns about air quality near natural gas extraction (NGE) sites in the eastern part of the state. Study results provide researchers and county officials with baseline air quality data at proposed sites for NGE, which is also referred to as hydraulic fracturing or fracking. By obtaining baseline data, researchers can examine changes in air quality over time as NGE activity increases in the state.

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