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Correction

In an Oct. 2 story about a new study of potential health impacts from chemicals used in gas drilling activities, the number of chemicals examined in the study was 632, not 944, which is a number that refers to the products in which the chemicals are found.

In addition, according to Kim Schultz of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, which published the study, there were 71 chemicals cited that posed hazards to human health, not 73. And while all the chemicals cited are used in the drilling operations, Schultz said, the researchers had no way of knowing if they were all used in the hydraulic fracturing process.

The Post Independent regrets the errors.


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