Potential Human Exposures to Produced Water from Onshore Oil and Gas Production

Ayusha Ariana
Anna Rosofsky
Cloelle Danforth
Donna Vorhees

This Research Brief summarizes literature about the potential for communities to be exposed to produced water from oil and natural gas development. These exposures might arise from permitted, accidental, or unauthorized releases of produced water within or outside of the oil field. This Brief will help to inform HEI Energy’s strategic research planning for 2025–2030. It is part of a series of Research Briefs summarizing literature about potential exposures and health effects associated with unconventional oil and gas development.