Your Health and Oil and Gas

Learn more about the broader Oil and Gas Program here

The oil and gas health program has two goals:  

  • To provide objective health information to residents
  • To evaluate the population based health effects of living near oil and gas wells

The team has expertise in environmental epidemiology,  air quality measurement, exposure assessment, toxicology, and health communication.      

Oil and Gas Health Survey

Broomfield Public Health and Environment (BPHE)  and Colorado School of Public Health at University of Colorado Denver Anschutz  campus (CSPH) have been working together since 2021 to better understand the health implications of living in proximity to oil and gas development. BPHE and CSPH conducted a research study that involved a health survey that was sent out to randomly selected households in Broomfield. This survey asked questions about recent health symptoms. Survey responses were used to help inform the City and County of Broomfield, health experts, policy makers, and the broader scientific community about the potential health implications of living near oil and gas in our community. Learn more about the survey here.

February 2023 Update: We are pleased to announce that the Oil and Gas Health Study has undergone rigorous peer-review and has been published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Read the publication.

Report a Health Concern to BPHE

Broomfield Public Health and Environment has been collecting health symptom data since 2019. If you feel your health has been impacted from oil and gas operations, use this form to report your health concern.  If requested, a health professional from Broomfield Public Health and Environment will respond to you. 

If you are concerned about your health symptoms, we encourage you to also speak with your primary care provider.  Broomfield Public Health and Environment staff have prepared a checklist to help you prepare for your appointment.  

Resources from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Broomfield Public Health is partnering with the Colorado Department of Public Health on its health effects data collection efforts. Read more about the health and environmental impacts related to oil and gas on the CDPHE website