Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project: Environmental Health Medical Toolkit

Environmental Health Medical Toolkit (overview)

Case Definition

Potential Health Effects Due to Inhalation

Reference Materials for Diagnostic Coding

Survey for Patients’ Potential Exposure

Title of Course:

Environmental Health Medical Toolkit

Course Directors:

*Jessa Chabeau, MSW, Regional Manager (Appalachia), Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, McMurray, PA

*Edward C. Ketyer, MD, FAAP, Medical Advisor, Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, McMurray, PA

*Beth Weinberger, PhD, Director of Research and Policy, Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, McMurray, PA

Disclosure of Course Director:

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

No relevant financial relationships with commercial entities were disclosed by:

Jessa Chabeau, MSW; Edward C. Ketyer, MD, FAAP; Beth Weinberger, PhD

Target Audience:

This continuing education is meant to attract physicians, residents, nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician assistants interested in learning about the health impacts of shale gas drilling activities.


  1. Inform health care providers of current information regarding the contribution of shale gas development exposure to disease causation or exacerbation of pre-existing conditions.
  2. Utilize environmental health and exposure history as a systematic risk assessment in care of patients.
  3. Identify environments of concern and organize potential exposure hazards.
  4. Identify susceptibility of certain segments of a population to specific exposures.
  5. Recognize illnesses related to environmental exposure.

Activity Dates:

Released: 3-30-2017     Renewed: 9-1-2021    Expire: 10-31-2022

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

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