Phase I: Air Sampling Event
(February 2014) In Phase I of the study, 5 Oregon State University (OSU) researchers traveled to Carroll County, OH and placed 25 passive air samplers on the properties of 23 volunteer community members. Some properties had wells that were producing natural gas, while others were used as background sites. After three weeks, trained community members returned the sampling material to OSU for analysis.
In June 2014, the results from Phase I were sent to participating properties.
Research team (Center photograph, from left to right): Carey Donald, graduate student EMT; Diana Rohlman, PhD, CPHHS post doctoral scholar; Lane Tidwell, graduate student EMT; Blair Paulik, graduate student EMT; and Kevin Hobbie, CPHHS graduate student, faculty research assistant EMT.
The Times Reporter interviewed the research team during a sampling event
Watch these short videos to learn how the passive air samplers are set up