Pavillion health survey reveals high rate of respiratory impacts affecting residents living amidst water contamination
Powder River Basin Resource Council * EARTHWORKS’ Oil & Gas Accountability Project
A significant survey finding also includes 81% of participants reporting respiratory ailments. This indicates that a primary pathway of human exposure to chemicals in the area may be occurring through air pathways, such as industrial releases and from showering or washing dishes with contaminated water. Based on the survey, the landowners and groups are calling for regulators to identify the source of contamination, conduct residential and regional air-monitoring, and to implement medical monitoring in which residents with health impacts can receive blood and urine testing.