PUBLIC HEALTH PROJECT of FACT
ARE YOU CONCERNED THAT YOUR HEALTH MAY BE NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY tight shale OPERATIONS & INFRASTRUCTURE (aka “fracking?”)
YOU MAY WANT TO REGISTER
WITH THE OHIO HEALTH REGISTRY.
In 2018, OHR conduct health registrations in the following locations:
Leroy Twp. (Lake County), Athens (Athens County), Lucas (Richland County), Loudonville (Ashland/Holmes Counties), Parkersburg, WV, and in Elmore (Ottawa County).
OHR will resume its registration schedule in the spring of 2019. Watch this space for dates and locations.
The purpose of the Ohio Health Registry is to establish a comprehensive health data base over an extended period of time which can be used by accredited public health and academic researchers to evaluate the impacts of shale development in Ohio on the health of residents living in proximity to such operations. Personnel connected with the Registry will not be doing any of the research but only carefully collecting health data for use by qualified researchers.
What are the Benefits?
Benefits to registrants flowing from potential research based on collected data may include better allocation of public health resources to specific geographical areas, improved physician education and providing better tailored physician care to persons adversely affected by oil/gas operations, and by establishment of better public policy in limiting and/or regulating oil/gas operations in the state.
We know that some Ohioans already have reported to their physicians that they believe that they are suffering from exposure to oil/gas operations in their vicinity. Physicians are already treating individuals with symptoms that may have resulted from such exposures.
For more information on
the Ohio Health Registry, Email to: