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Assessment of the Acute and Chronic Health Hazards of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids

E. V. Wattenberg et al., J Occup Environ Hyg. 12/9 (2015) Key findings: The constituents of hydraulic fracturing fluids (HFFs) present occupational health risks because workers may be directly exposed to them, and general public health risks because of potential air and water contamination. This article presents a practical and adaptable tool for the hazard …

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A new look at what’s in ‘fracking’ fluids raises red flags

A new look at what’s in ‘fracking’ fluids raises red flags Authors: William Stringfellow, Michael Bernstein, Katie Cottingham Date: Aug 14 Key findings: For about one-third of the approximately 190 compounds the scientists identified as ingredients in various fracking formulas, the scientists found very little information about toxicity and physical and chemical properties. Data gaps …

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Environmental Public Health Dimensions of Shale and Tight Gas Development

In this review the authors find evidence of potential environmental public health risks associated with shale gas development. Several studies suggest that shale gas development contributes to ambient air concentrations of pollutants known to be associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Similarly, an increasing body of studies suggest that water contamination risks exist …

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Physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of compounds used in hydraulic fracturing

Physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of compounds used in hydraulic fracturing. Authors: Stringfellow WT, Domen JK, Camarillo MK, Sandelin WL, Borglin S. Date: Jun 2014 Abstract: Hydraulic fracturing (HF), a method to enhance oil and gas production, has become increasingly common throughout the U.S. As such, it is important to characterize the chemicals found in …

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Impacts of shale gas extraction on the environment and on human health – 2012 update

This study discusses the possible impacts of hydraulic fracturing on the environment and on human health updating a study published in 2011. Detailed studies of environmental risks arising from unconventional gas extraction activities have been published recently on European and national levels substantially broadening and deepening the scientific basis. However, knowledge and availability of information …

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Impacts of shale gas and shale oil extraction on the environment and on human health

This study discusses the possible impacts of hydraulic fracturing on the environment and on human health. Quantitative data and qualitative impacts are taken from US experience since shale gas extraction in Europe still is in its infancy, while the USA have more than 40 years of experience already having drilled more than 50,000 wells. Greenhouse …

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