Cushing study looks at oil, gas operations and pregnancy

Monday, July 20, 2020

"Assistant Professor of Health Education Lara Cushing co-wrote an article about the effects that living near oil and gas wells can have on pregnant women and their children. Several studies nationwide have revealed negative health impacts of living near oil and gas operations. “In a California study, we found that pregnant women living near active high-production oil and gas wells have an elevated chance of having low birth-weight babies. This finding adds to a growing body of research on potential public health impacts from oil and gas operations,” Cushing and her co-authors wrote. The article was published in The Conversation and Inverse."


Adapted Feature From: SF State's Campus Memo - July 20, 2020