‘Health professionals against fracking’ – new button!!
Elizabeth Cullen of IDEA, Carroll O’Dolan in NI and Geralyn McCarron
Fracking poses low health risk if operations are well-run, study finds
Shale gas extraction emissions are a ‘low’ risk to public health
The report published today (31 October) reviews the potential health impacts of shale gas extraction.
This review of the scientific literature focusses on the potential impact of chemicals and radioactive material from all stages of shale gas extraction, including the fracturing (fracking) of shale.
As there is no commercial shale gas extraction in the UK, the draft report looks at information from countries where it is taking place.