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Monday, August 12, 2013

Doctor Speaks Tonight on Health Effects of Fracking

Posted By on Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Dr. Michael Abesamis, an assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Emergency Medicine, speaks tonight at the Carnegie Science Center on “Medical Effects of Hydraulic Fracturing.”

Fracking for natural gas is big business in Southwestern Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the U.S., but critics say its health impacts have not been sufficiently studied. Abesamis’ free talk, which runs 7-9 p.m., is part of the Center’s Café Scientifique.

According to a press release, Abesamis “has direct experience evaluating and treating patients who have been exposed to chemicals or solvents at the Medical Toxicology Outpatient Clinic at UPMC Presbyterian. … He will also share current findings and research to evaluate the overall impact of fracking.”

Doors open for the talk at 6 p.m. Dinner is available for purchase, and there’s a full cash bar.

Register here.

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