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Fracking Linked to Increased Cases of Lymphoma in Pennsylvania Children


Long awaited papers by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found correlations between natural gas development and childhood cancers, asthma, and birth outcomes.

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Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, is a technique for obtaining oil and gas from shale rock. Sometimes referred to as ‘unconventional oil and gas development’, the process involves drilling into the earth and directing a high-pressure mixture of water, sand, and chemicals at rock.

While governments commonly claim the process poses little or no risk to public health, the truth is the exact opposite. Studies have demonstrated clear links between fracking and cancer, heart attack, adverse birth outcomes, and numerous other negative health effects.

To read about the scientific evidence of adverse health effects from fracking that governments aren’t telling you about, see this article on our website.