Our objective is to provide a comprehensive assessment of exposure and health impacts of the blowout and the most robust and scientifically sound information possible to inform public health decisions.

Our findings can be used by regulatory agencies, policymakers, health care providers, and community organizations to inform local responses and/or actions that support the recovery and the health of the impacted communities. While we aim to supply valuable insights that can assist regulators and communities in establishing standards or limits related to natural gas health hazards, it is not within our purview to identify standards or regulations.

Similarly, while the UCLA Team excels in studying emissions and their potential health impacts, we may not possess the expertise needed to manage natural gas storage fields and thus to make regulatory recommendations. Therefore, while we can offer general guidance, we acknowledge that the specifics of implementation may require the involvement of regulatory authorities with the necessary expertise to ensure the safety and well-being of the community.