A Link Between Heavy Drilling and Illness? Doctors Search for Solid Answers
APRIL 27, 2012 | 11:30 AM
BY SUSAN PHILLIPS
SUSAN PHILLIPS / STATEIMPACTPA
Edna Moten says nearby gas drilling has polluted her water and air.
Doctors in heavily drilled areas across Pennsylvania are starting to see more patients who report symptoms they think might be related to gas activity. But with all the talk about health concerns and Marcellus Shale, what are the links between the two? And where does a doctor turn for answers? For this story, we spoke to several doctors who expressed frustration with trying to treat suspected shale related health impacts. This is the story of one such doctor’s quest for solid information on how to help her patients.