New York Study: Fracking Causes Environmental Damage, Birth Defects

By Public Radio International | July 31, 2019

Fracking has revolutionized the extraction of oil and gas in just a few years, but this highly efficient method comes with environmental and health risks. Now, a new metastudy details its adverse effects on the local environment, the climate and human health.

2019-7-31-fracking-frack_pads.jpgFracking pads and roads, seen here from the air, can turn a rural landscape into a network of industrial infrastructure.

The new report, published by Physicians for Social Responsibility and Concerned Health Professionals of New York, brings together the findings of more 1,700 studies, articles and reports tying fracking activities to a host of health problems including birth defects, cancer and asthma.”

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Click this here to read the 361 page Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking
(Unconventional Gas and Oil Extraction).

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