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The Health Consequences of Unconventional Gas Extraction ("Fracking")
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
Jerome A. Paulson, M.D.

Dr. Paulson is Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Research Professor of Public Health, George Washington University; Medical Director for National & Global Affairs, Child Health Advocacy Institute & Director, Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health & the Environment Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Within the past 12 months, Dr. Paulson has provided factual information to lawyers regarding the potential health impact of natural gas extraction with hydraulic fracturing.

Release Date: 05/13/2013
Termination Date: 05/13/2016

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • Describe the process of natural gas extraction using high volume, slickwater hydraulic fracturing from long laterals from clustered multi-well pads (AKA unconventional gas extraction)
  • Describe some of the toxicants associated with unconventional gas extraction
  • List the potential health hazards associated with natural gas extraction with hydraulic fracturing.

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