Fracking Linked to Miscarriages, Birth Defects and Infertility

Posted by Mike Confino, December 13, 2014

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As the level of concern about fracking rises—what chemicals are being used in these “unconventional oil and gas UOG operations, whether they are getting into the water and air, and whether information on them is being withheld from communities—a new study adds more evidence that the concern is justified. It asserts that fracking increases the rate of miscarriage, as well as other reproductive and developmental problems.

“In this work,” the six researchers from the Center for Environmental Health CEH, the University of Missouri and the Institute for Health and the Environment say, “we review the scientific literature providing evidence that adult and early life exposure to chemicals associated with UOG operations can result in adverse reproductive health and developmental effects in humans.”

via Fracking Linked to Miscarriages, Birth Defects and Infertility | Alternet.

  1. TrishRiley Says:

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