Aug 26th Marcellus Shale informational forum (Just over the border in PA)

Speaker: Conrad Dan Volz, DrPH, MPH. This forum will include representatives
from legal groups, environmental research and academic institutions, and the
natural gas industry. Contact CHEC for more information at this time:
412-624-9379 or

Thu Aug 26 6pm – 9pm Eastern Time
Chippewa E-Free Church, 239 Braun Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 (map)

Aug 27th What Do We Need to Know? The Potential Public Health Impacts of Marcellus Shale Drilling

Serious potential environmental and public health concerns surround the gas extraction process used in the Marcellus Shale, the sedimentary rock formation underlying significant portions of Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and West Virginia. This panel discussion will address the following topics: Conceptual site modeling, Potential human exposure pathways to water and air contaminants, Behavioral and community health concerns, Public health preparedness related to gas industry operations,, a Web platform that gives researchers the ability to directly engage citizens in the collection of datat to effectively demonstrate the impacts of Marcellus Shale gas extraction. Panelists: Dan Volz, DrPH, MPH, assistant professor, GSPH Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, and director, Center for Healthy Environments and Communities (CHEC), Charles Christen, DrPH, CHEC director of operations, and Samantha Malone, MPH, CPH, CHEC communications specialist. Contact CHEC for more information:, 412-624-9379
Fri Aug 27 1:30pm – 3pm Eastern Time
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, G23 Auditorium, Pittsburgh, PA (map)