In 2019, after months of pleas by the families of children impacted by rare cancers in southwestern PA, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s administration allocated $3 million for a pair of studies to explore the potential health impacts of the natural gas industry. The University of Pittsburgh has been conducting the studies for the past two years.
On October 5th, there will be a public meeting to update the community on the status of these studies. While results of the study will not be available at the meeting, it will be an opportunity for the public to learn about the study process as well as ask researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania Department of Health questions. Researchers from the Environmental Health Project will also provide insight into these studies and the broader research available around the subject.
The meeting will take place on October 5th in Canonsburg, PA from 5:30 to 7:30. There will be a virtual option made available for those who cannot participate in person. Please register at this link to obtain the location and zoom information for the meeting, as well as to submit questions ahead of time.