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Why Fracking Should Never Happen in Ireland

Read CHPI’s article in the ICPP Forum Journal.

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The Rush to Drill for Natural Gas: A Five-Year Update American Journal of Public Health 

Source: American Public Health Association – American Journal of Public Health – 106(10):1728 – Full Text

Fracking and health: What we know from Pennsylvania’s natural gas boom

Three studies find higher rate of health issues for people who live near large or many fracked natural gas well sites.

Source: Fracking and health: What we know from Pennsylvania’s natural gas boom

Elevated Atmospheric Levels of Benzene and Benzene-Related Compounds

Elevated Atmospheric Levels of Benzene and Benzene-Related Compounds from Unconventional Shale Extraction and Processing: Human Health Concern for Residential Communities

Source: Elevated Atmospheric Levels of Benzene and Benzene-Related Compounds f

Fracking industry wells associated with increased risk of asthma attacks, study finds

Source: Fracking industry wells associated with increased risk of asthma attacks, study finds

Access : A systematic evaluation of chemicals in hydraulic-fracturing fluids and wastewater for reproductive and developmental toxicity : Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology

JES publishes research important to exposure assessment for toxic substances, environmental epidemiology and related disciplines that advance the exposure assessment process.

Source: Access : A systematic evaluation of chemicals in hydraulic-fracturing fluids and wastewater for reproductive and developmental toxicity : Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology

Shale Gas Production in England – an updated public health assessment – Medact

Medact is a London-based charity of health professionals researching and campaigning on the political, ecological and economic determinants of health.

Source: Shale Gas Production in England – an updated public health assessment – Medact

Estrogen and Androgen Receptor Activities of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Surface and Ground Water in a Drilling-Dense Region

Estrogen and Androgen Receptor Activities of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Surface and Ground Water in a Drilling-Dense Region

New Fracking Study Finds Children at Greater Risk of Respiratory Health Problems

In the first comprehensive literature review on the respiratory health risks associated with fracking, experts from the Center for Environmental Health

Source: New Fracking Study Finds Children at Greater Risk of Respiratory Health Problems

The U.S. oil and gas boom is having global atmospheric consequences, scientists suggest – The Washington Post

The findings are important for several reasons. First, ethane output can play a big role in local air quality — when it is released into the atmosphere, it interacts with hydrogen and carbon and can cause ozone to form close to the Earth, where it is considered a pollutant that can irritate or damage the lungs.

Source: The U.S. oil and gas boom is having global atmospheric consequences, scientists suggest – The Washington Post

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