Health effects of Coal Seam Gas Activity Study Design
This project aims to design a study to address the question: does CSG activity in the NSW region influence human health, and if so, how and to what degree? This project will begin to address the community interest in a more explicit evaluation of potential human health risks and impacts from CSG. This study, Phase 1, focuses on a review of the state of knowledge about health impacts of CSG activity and identification of gaps in the knowledge base and the design of a study to address these gaps. The study design produced in Phase 1 will be used to develop proposals for the implementation of the study that would be carried out in Phase 2. CSIRO are leading Phase 1 and, working together with QAEHS, will draw upon a pool of subject experts in environmental monitoring, exposure assessments, (eco)toxicology, epidemiology, human health risk assessments, risk communication and community engagement.