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Study: Pollution causing Wyoming health issues

Oil, gas production contributes to child asthma rates

CASPER — Air pollution from oil and gas production is harming Wyomingites’ health, a new study says.

Researchers from Boston University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PSE Healthy Energy and the Environmental Defense Fund compared emissions of a trio of pollutants — nitrogen oxide, ozone and fine particulates — to rates of respiratory and cardiovascular hospitalization and childhood asthma in 2016.

Their peer-reviewed analysis, which was published May 8 in the journal Environmental Research: Health, found that oil and gas activity contributed to 7500 premature deaths, 410,000...

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