Climate and Health

New Report: Fracking Must be Phased Out to Protect Public Health

Physicians of Social Responsibility, Concerned Health Professionals of New York, and the Science and Environmental Health Network have released the eighth edition of “The Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking.” The Compendium compiles evidence detailing the risks and harms of fracking, and major findings are summarized below. Hydraulic fracturing techniques produce the majority of both U.S. natural gas and crude oil. However, fracking operations pose numerous threats to public health, the economy, and the ...

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