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New Study Finds Fracking Pollution Causes Birth Defects

Environment  (tags: conservation, destruction, ecosystems, energy, environment, healthconditions, humans, pollution, protection, research, Sustainabililty, water )

- 1779 days ago -
Researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health have published a new study that states air pollution resulting from fracking can have significantly detrimental effects on pregnant women and their unborn children living in close proximity ...


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Rhonda B (99)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 11:22 am
Thank you.

Thursday March 6, 2014, 11:49 am
I believe all pollution causes birth defects as well as other illnesses and diseases. For the health of this planet and all its species we must all clean up our act. Thanks so much for sharing.

Colin H (201)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 12:00 pm
This news should be spread far and wide!!

Jeremy S (3)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 12:24 pm
Note that this article was published back in February. So it was known, factually, then. (Suspected ;long before, of course.) And yet the fracking continues.

Greg K (1)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 12:32 pm
It is reasonable to assume that all pollution has ill effects on the environment including people. What is not reasonable is to assume uncontrolled exposure to many chemicals in varying concentrations for unknown duration is safe. As it turns out many attempts to prove illness due to specific chemical exposure is too confounded by the multiple exposures of many chemicals to be certainly proved. As long as money is involved people especially poor people are going to get dangerous doses of chemicals. Until we change that through democratic means using the best science we have I think we give ourselves way too much credit as humane, just, intelligent, civilized creatures.

marie C (163)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 12:49 pm
We are now th losers it has gone to far it can never be repaired
Its just about time not IF but WHEN

Dianne D (490)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 12:49 pm
Big corporations don't care as long as it doesn't happen to the wealthy. To big corporations, the middle and lower class are dispensable.

chris B (46)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 12:51 pm
like we didn't already know this?

Lucas Kolasa (9)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 1:07 pm
Dear Gov't, Go Solar already.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 1:09 pm

Joanne Dixon (37)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 1:16 pm
Is anyone actually surprised?

Joanne Dixon (37)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 1:18 pm
Jeremy, it's only the first week of March now. Thinks just don't happen that fast, although they probably should.

Athena F (131)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 1:28 pm
thank you, stupid frackers

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 1:48 pm
Fracking / GMO. Who in their right mind would want to live in the U.S.? Trouble is, we will be blindly lead down the same path as always.

S S (0)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 1:49 pm
Thank you.

Melania Padilla (123)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 2:16 pm

Leanne B (46)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 2:24 pm
This is not a shock just a shame. Big money and greed seem to rule.

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 2:28 pm
No surprise.

ewoud k (68)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 2:32 pm
OK, what's next?

And of course they (BigOil) don't see any reason to stop fracking....

Oh no, as long as there's a buck more to get...

Why should it stop? That's free enterprise, right?

Thanks for posting, now spread the word....

Shan D (49)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 2:43 pm
FYI to any here who might be Reader's Digest subscribers. The Canadian edition of Reader's Digest has a fracking company, Cenovus, as one of its advertisers. Cenovus brags about how environmentally conscious it is and how wonderful it is for the economy, but in truth that company has caused a lot of damage to formerly productive farmland. The land that used to be arable and good for crops is now only good for industrial use - Cenovus ruined it.

I dropped my Reader's Digest subscription when I found out about this - and they are clueless as to why I did it, even after I explained about fracking. Their customer service rep kept blathering about recycled paper, and didn't get that I wasn't talking about paper at all.

Sofie Lin (0)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 2:47 pm
Thank you.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 4:03 pm
Thank you, Frans. Noted but not unexpected.

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Thursday March 6, 2014, 4:31 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 5:08 pm
No surprise here, every action causes a reaction and none of these are good. This horrible destruction must be stopped. Thanks for sharing Frans

. (0)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 5:15 pm

David C (89)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 5:49 pm
not surprised....time to live in harmony with our earth rather than just seeing it as something to exploit....

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 6:32 pm
Is there anyone surprised by this other than the feigning surprise then denial by the frackers.

Janis K (129)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 7:33 pm
I agree this is no surprise, we are killing the planet and hurting all who live on it.

Debra G (0)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 8:40 pm
“Although these types of studies can’t tell us definitively that pollution from oil and gas wells is the cause of the elevated birth defects, the findings of this study are like a flashing light saying something is going on here and we need to take action to make sure our most vulnerable are protected.”
No they're not - they're saying the industry will now be conducting a major whitewash and sending their lobbyists into overdrive to spread their political bribes.

Colleen L (3)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 11:06 pm
That's awful... what more do these idiots need to understand that it's not safe??? Thanks Frans

Inge B (201)
Friday March 7, 2014, 12:30 am
Perhaps a way to limit overpopulation of humans?


Arlene C (28)
Friday March 7, 2014, 12:40 am
LU, merci

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Friday March 7, 2014, 1:26 am

Jamie Clemons (282)
Friday March 7, 2014, 1:20 pm
No Duh.

Kathleen R (138)
Friday March 7, 2014, 2:02 pm

Jeanne Young (19)
Friday March 7, 2014, 4:43 pm
Can anyone help me with the SOURCE of this quote?
"And so it went, and so it shall go - - - -Somebody bring down the curtain, QUICKLY"

Rehana V (0)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 9:04 am

Edith B (146)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 9:17 pm
Thanks, Frans. We all know that fracking is harmful, this just adds to the info we all ready have. We need to fight it in every way we can.

Jennifer H (4)
Friday March 14, 2014, 9:56 pm
No real surprise here. Chemicals cause problems in every body.
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