‘US Fracking Extremely Dangerous, Poses Cancer Threat’ – 31 October 2014

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RT logoThe way that oil and gas fracking is practiced in the US is dangerous to public health exposing people living around wells to respiratory infections, cancer and a reduction in brain activity, David O. Carpenter, environmental health expert, told RT.

Scientists have discovered dangerously high level of cancer-causing chemicals in the air around fracking wells in five different states in the US. A report revealed that levels of benzene, hydrogen sulfide and formaldehyde were many times above American air pollution limits and were detected within residential areas near to fracking sites.

RT spoke with David O. Carpenter, author of the study to find out how dangerous fracking is for health.

Read the full story at : www.rt.com / link to original article

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One thought on “‘US Fracking Extremely Dangerous, Poses Cancer Threat’ – 31 October 2014

  1. We have a very strong anti-fracking campaign here in New Plymouth. Fracking was able to get a toe hold in New Zealand owing to the total failure of the regional government to monitor either the well sites or waste disposal. We have had fracking here for more than 20 years – enough time to have own little cancer cluster adjacent to some of the older well sites. This information regarding the health risks will be extremely valuable.

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