More Than Half a Million People Exposed to Flaring, Increased Health Risks, Says UCLA Study

March 11th, 2021

by Nick Cunningham

“‘We are shocked to learn from these new findings just how many people are placed in harm’s way by the oil and gas industry’s apparent freedom to use the atmosphere as an ashtray,’ biologist Sandra Steingraber, co-founder Concerned Health Professionals of New York, told DeSmog.” Dr. Steingraber’s comments are featured in this overview of a new study reporting the numbers of U.S. residents living in proximity to oil and gas flaring events. Read the article