Children’s Health & Fracking

  RECENT scientific studies are pointing to worrying links between exposure to chemicals associated with unconventional oil and gas operations and children’s brain development. In the audio below Ellen Webb from the Centre for Environmental Health in the US discusses a detailed literature review of the studies to date. She says in the introduction to her talk that her team’s […]

Studies point to impacts from unconventional gas developments on human health, air and water

IN 2016 Hays & Shonkoff undertook a major literature review of the studies on unconventional gas and human health between 2009 and 2015. They found that at least 685 papers had been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals on the impacts of unconventional gas developments. Of these 84% of the public health studies contained findings that indicated public health hazards, elevated risks, […]