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Burning Fossil Fuels in Our Buildings Harms the Health of New Yorkers: A New York Statement on Fossil Fuels in Our Buildings
October 13, 2022 – New York State public health, environmental health, patient advocacy, healthcare, nursing, and physician organizations have declared burning fossil fuels in our buildings a significant climate and health risk. A new Statement calls for immediate action to protect the health of New Yorkers and mitigate the current and future impacts of air pollution and climate change.
Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking and Associated Gas and Oil Infrastructure
April 28, 2022 – Concerned Health Professionals of New York (now a program of the Science and Environmental Health Network) and Physicians for Social Responsibility are pleased to release the eighth edition of the Compendium, a fully referenced compilation of the evidence outlining the risks and harms of fracking and associated oil and gas infrastructure.
Health Professionals and Scientists Groups Launch New Partnership to Address Fracking’s Environmental Justice and Community Impacts
May 3, 2021 – Two leading organizations of health professionals and scientists focused on environmental harms, Concerned Health Professionals of New York (CHPNY) and the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN), are joining forces.
Compendio de hallazgos científicos, médicos y de medios de comunicación que demuestran los riesgos y daños del fracking, 6a. Edición
January 8, 2020 – Concerned Health Professionals of New York, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Fundación Heinrich Böll Ciudad de México – México y El Caribe are pleased to announce a Spanish translation of the sixth edition of the Compendium.
CHPNY and Physicians for Social Responsibility – New York present latest science on water contamination risks to the Delaware River Basin Commission
January 23, 2018 – Concerned Health Professionals of New York and Physicians for Social Responsibility – New York sent a letter to the Commissioners and Executive Director of the Delaware River Basin Commission, urging their consideration of the recently-released excerpts from the Fifth Edition of the Compendium, with its focus on water contamination risks from drilling, fracking, wastewater spills and disposal practices. Read/download the letter
Concerned Health Professionals of New York releases excerpts from upcoming Fifth Edition of the Compendium, focusing on water
January 19, 2018 — Given the timely and important consideration of the issue by state officials in Florida, Concerned Health Professionals of New York, with Physicians for Social Responsibility, is releasing excerpts from the Fifth Edition of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking. Released in Miami in advance of the full report, this new document contains an up-to-date analysis and compilation of the science on water contamination risks from drilling, fracking, and associated activities. Read/download the document
Statement by Concerned Health Professionals of New York in Response to a New Study on Hormone-disrupting Contaminants in Water Near Colorado Drilling Sites
Of the 700-plus chemicals that can be used in drilling and fracking operations, more than 100 are known or suspected endocrine disruptors. Unique among toxic agents, endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) interfere with hormonal signals, are biologically active at exceedingly low concentrations, and, when exposures occur in early life, can alter pathways of development. Read full statement
June 30, 2014 — Dr. Jerome A. Paulson, Director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment, has sent a letter to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection concerning the effects of imminent decisions about gas extraction on children and community health. He emphasizes that it has never been documented that unconventional natural gas extraction (such as fracking) can be implemented with a minimum risk to human health. Read full statement
- Impacts of gas drilling on human and animal health
- Blind Rush? Shale Gas Boom Proceeds Amid Human Health Questions
- The rush to drill for natural gas: a public health cautionary tale
- Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) Resolution on Health Effects Associated with Natural Gas Infrastructure, 2015
- Resolution by the Medical Staff of the Bassett Healthcare Network Regarding Hydrofracking for Natural Gas
- The Broome County and the Otsego County Medical Societies – Resolutions Regarding Gas Drilling and Hydrofracking
- Tompkins County Medical Society – Statement on Gas Drilling and Hydrofracking