The rapid rise in natural gas extraction and development has increased contamination of air and water near drilling-dense regions across the country. Many of the chemicals used and associated with natural gas development extraction and development have been associated with acute and chronic health problems in children and women, including respiratory, neurological, reproductive, and developmental impacts. Researchers are studying the relationship between the chemicals associated with natural gas extraction and development and short and long-term health effects.

Living near natural gas extraction and development sites may affect the health of pregnant women, children, and communities. This webinar series, led by medical professionals and scientists, will equip participants with information on these potential health issues and what they can do about it.

This 6-Week Series Begins on Monday, April 21st, 2014.  Click here to register.

Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 2pm ET
Natural Gas Development, Public Health, and Protecting the Most Vulnerable Populations
Featured Speaker: Carol Kwiatkowski, PhD, Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX)

Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 2pm ET
Unconventional Natural Gas Extraction and Special Vulnerabilities for Children’s Health
Featured Speaker: Jerome Paulson, MD, Children’s National Health System

Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 12pm ET
Susceptibility During Pregnancy: What You Need to Know
Featured Speaker: Katie Huffling, RN, MS, CNM, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANH)

For more information, e-mail macche@cnmc.org or visit the website or click on the picture below.

Fracking Maternal Health Webinar Flyer