Study: Fracking Increases the Risks of Asthma, Birth Defects and Cancer

This Rolling Stone magazine article discusses a new study by the Concerned Health Professionals of New York and the Nobel Peace Prize-winning group, Physicians for Social Responsibility. It is the 5th Edition of an analysis now widely known as “The Compendium”.

The article starts this way: “Our examination…uncovered no evidence that fracking can be practiced in a manner that does not threaten human health,” states a blistering 266-page report released today … Drawing on news investigations, government assessments and more than 1,200 peer-reviewed research articles, the study finds that fracking – shooting chemical-laden fluid into deep rock layers to release oil and gas – is poisoning the air, contaminating the water and imperiling the health of Americans across the country.”

This is the 5th edition of this report, and earlier versions formed the basis for New York, Maryland, and Vermont banning fracking.

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