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“Air and water quality issues are so ubiquitous in areas invaded by the [oil & gas] industry that summarizing is difficult. Most astonishing, however, is that neither Colorado nor the U.S. has undertaken a systematic examination of the thousands of citizen complaints. With regards to air quality, these complaints run from skin rashes, to open sores, to nose bleeds, to stomach cramps, to loss of smell, to swollen and itching eyes, to despondency and depression, even death.”  Phillip Doe (article)

 

From the same article, the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) conducted a study.  “Among the findings were high levels of benzene, a known carcinogen, at and near well sites. In fact, the assessment states that even at distances of 2,700 feet from a well site, toxic chemicals were still detectable at levels that would increase the chance of developing cancer by 66 percent based on published health standards.” 

 

And a “study headed by a professor of molecular medicine, Robert Oswald, and veterinarian Michelle Bamberger found significant health links between fracking and livestock exposed to fracking’s air and water byproducts. These animals suffered neurological, reproductive and gastrointestinal disabilities.”

 

Fracking has been linked to low birth weight and illness in newborns (article).

 

Oil & Gas Exposure Symptoms:  chronic cough, nosebleeds, stomach cramps, rashes, headaches, eye problems.

 

Oil & Gas News – Health & Safety

 

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2019-02-11

PublicHerald.org

Investigation: Clorox Selling Pool Salt Made From Fracking Wastewater

Joshua B. Pribanic, Melissa A. Troutman

2018-05-31

Macleans.ca

Are ‘man camps’ that house pipeline construction workers a menace to Indigenous women?

Jason Markusoff

2017-12-21

National Observer

Online "Book": Screams from the yard

Elizabeth McSheffrey, Mike De Souza, Robert Cribb, Patti Sonntag, P.W. Elliott

2017-12-21

National Observer

Toxic gas nearly killed this oil worker. His employer never told the province

Robert Cribb

- sour gas

- hydrogen sulphide (H2S)

2017-12-13

Princeton University

Hydraulic fracturing negatively impacts infant health

B. Rose Kelly

2017-06-29

CochraneEagle.com

Anti-fracking group looking for public awareness

Lindsay Seewalt

2017-01-24

CBC News

Alberta research shows fracking fluids cause 'significant' harm to fish

Bob Weber

2016-10-31

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

Doctors Orders: Stop Fracking Pennsylvania

Lorraine Chow

2016-10-26

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

Fracking Linked to Cancer-Causing Chemicals, Yale Study Finds

Lorraine Chow

2016-08-25

EcoWatch / Wenonah Hauter

Health Dangers of Fracking Revealed in Johns Hopkins Study

Wenonah Hauter

2016-07-19

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

Study Links Fracking to Asthma Attacks

Lorraine Chow

2016-02-04

National Observer

Scientists trace cancer-linked pollutant to oil sands stockpiles

Mike De Souza

2015-11-15

BerkshireEagel.com (USA)

Doctors urge Windsor residents keep opposing Kinder Morgan pipeline, compressor station

Dick Lindsay

- Massachusetts, USA

2015-10-17

Ring of Fire Radio

Fracking Causing Men to Have Big Balls But Low Sperm

Joshua De Leon

2015-10-09

Global News

Fracking associated with high risk pregnancies and premature babies: study

Allison Vuchnich

2015-07-15

Newsweek.com

Living Near Fracking Wells Linked to Increased Hospitalization Rates

Zoe Schlanger

2015-04-22

CBC

Rapidly growing oil industry causing health concerns in southeast Sask.

Saskatchewan

2015-04-09

Washington Post

Rise of deadly radon gas in Pennsylvania buildings linked to fracking industry

Ariana Eunjung Cha

2015-04-07

CBC News

Fracking criticism spreads, even in Alberta and Texas

Michelle Leslie

2015-03-23

Newsweek

Utah Confirms Spike in Infant Deaths in Oil and Gas Boomtown After Midwife Sounds Alarm

Zoe Schlanger

2014-12-17

PennLive.com

Fracking brought spikes in crime, road deaths and STDs to Pa.: report

Wallace McKelvey

2014-12-11

Timesunion.com

Offering a case against fracking

Brian Nearing

2014-12-08

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Fracking Linked to Miscarriages, Birth Defects and Infertility

 

2014-10-02

Ring of Fire Radio

BP Lied To Its Sickened Cleanup Workers

Joshua De Leon

2014-08-22

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Satellite Map Shows Fracking Flares in Texas and North Dakota Equal to Greenhouse Emissions From 1.5 Million Cars

Anastasia Pantsios

2014-08-19

EcoWatch / Climate News Network

Study Finds 8 Fracking Chemicals Toxic to Humans

Tim Radford

2014-07-28

PriceOfOil.org

Subsidy Spotlight: Paid to Pollute and Poison

Paul Thacker,  Oil Change Int’l

2014-07-10

Concerned Health Professionals of NY

Health Compendium

 

2014-07-03

EcoWatch / Brandon Baker

How a Fracking Company Tried to Buy Pennsylvania Residents’ Approval For $50,000

Brandon Baker

2014-06-19

Globe and Mail

Air pollution linked to cognitive decline

Shereen Lehman

2014-06-11

Center for Environmental Health

Podcast:  A Fracking Mess! (1hr 23mins)

Helen Slottje, Anthony Ingraffea, Ansje Miller, Mark Jacobson

2014-05-26

Earth First Journal

Sexual Assault in the Bakken Shale “Man Camps”

Damon Buckley

2014-05-21

Newsweek

In Utah Boom Town, a Spike in Infant Deaths Raises Questions

Zoë Schlanger

2014-05-19

Mother Jones (USA)

North Carolina GOP Pushes Unprecedented Bill to Jail Anyone Who Discloses Fracking Chemicals

Molly Redden

2014-04-25

Courhouse News Service (USA)

Families Sue Frackers for $120 Million

 

2014-04-23

EcoWatch / Brandon Baker (USA)

Texas Family Awarded $3 Million in Nation’s First Fracking Trial

Brandon Baker

2014-03-31

Global News

Alberta inquiry finds oil odours may be making people sick

Leslie Young

2014-02-27

Vancouver Observer

Alberta doctor tells U.S.: Canada is ‘lying’ about tar sands’ health effects

Mychaylo Prystupa

2014-01-30

EcoNews / Tweet

New Study Shows Proximity to Fracking Sites Increases Risk of Birth Defects

Brandon Baker

2014-01-21

EcoWatch / Oil Change International

Alberta Doctors Reluctant to Treat Patients Who Draw Connection Between Tar Sands and Health

Andy Rowell

2014-01-06

EcoWatch / Oil Change International

Research Links Proximity to Fracking and Low Birth Weight in Newborns

Andy Rowell

2013-10-26

Youtube / JosephAnonymous1

Anonymous Youngstown – Health Risks of Fracking (4mins)

Anonymous

2013-10-03

EcoWatch / Environment America

Groundbreaking Report Calculates Damage Done by Fracking

(report .pdf)

2013-09-04

Treehugger

Flaring event at Port Arthur, Texas

Chris Tackett

2013-08-08

Fracking West Virginia

Blog:  Livestock Becoming Sick in Fracking Regions Raising Concerns About Food

Elizabeth Royte

2013-05-19

Youtube / Vera Scroggins

Silica Dust Pouring Out of Cabot Frack Site (4mins)

Vera Scroggins

2013-05-08

Inside Climate News

Arkansas Residents Sick From Exxon Oil Spill Are on Their Own

 

Mayflower, Arkansas

2012-12-03

AllGov

Is Fracking Contaminating U.S. Livestock?

 

2010-06-30

BusinessInsider.com

Warning To Gulf Volunteers: Almost Every Cleanup Worker From The 1989 Exxon Valdez Disaster Is Now Dead

Michael Snyder

 

  


Health & Safety Links – Other

 

Workers in the gas industry whose health has been affected – www.facebook.com/GasVets

 

 

Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Water and Air:  List of the Harmed 

 

 

 

“While the court appreciates the Longmont citizens’ sincerely held beliefs about risks to their health and safety, the court does not find this is sufficient to completely devalue the state’s interest, thereby making the matter one of purely local interest.” 

Judge D.D. Mallard, Boulder County District Court, USA (source1, source2)

 

         

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