Fracking Linked To Cancer-Causing Chemicals. Increased Risk of Childhood Leukemia

Posted: October 27, 2016 in Uncategorized

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Fracking (and its link to cancer and other health problems) continues to be a major blemish on New Zealand’s clean green image – especially here in Taranaki.

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Global Research, October 26, 2016
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An expansive new analysis by Yale School of Public Health researchers confirms that numerous carcinogens involved in the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing have the potential to contaminate air and water in nearby communities.

Fracking is now common in the United States, currently occurring in 30 states, and with millions of people living within one mile of a fracking site. The study suggests that the presence of carcinogens involved in or released by hydraulic fracturing operations has the potential to increase the risk of childhood leukemia. The presence of chemicals alone does not confirm exposure or risk of exposure to carcinogens and future studies are needed to evaluate cancer risk.

Fracking and Disease

“Because children are a particularly vulnerable population, research efforts should first be directed toward investigating whether exposure to hydraulic fracturing is associated with an…

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