This article discusses a study in the heart of Pennsylvania’s fracking region that shows an increase in severity of asthma among residents exposed to most active fracking wells. InsideClimate News. Jul 19 2016
The study, published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, a publication of the American Medical Association, didn’t examine the exact cause of the trend. But lead author Sara Rasmussen, a Ph.D. candidate in environmental health sciences at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said air pollution and stress are both plausible explanations.