Scientific Literature Shows Overwhelming Health Issues with Fracking Industry

by Duane Nichols on April 29, 2016

Scientific Literature Sources on Public Health

New Study: Majority of Peer-Reviewed Science Shows Public Health, Water & Air Quality Concerns from Shale & Tight Gas Development

From Physicians, Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy, April 20, 2016

PSE Healthy Energy released a new analysis, published in the PLOS ONE journal, that shows the direction of scientific understanding of the public health and environmental impacts of modern unconventional natural gas development.

The study analyses all peer-reviewed scientific literature on shale and tight gas development, and reveals that the great majority of science contains findings that indicate concerns for public health, air quality and water quality. This includes:

  • Public health: Of 31 studies, 84% contained findings that indicate public health hazards, elevated risks, or adverse public health outcomes.
  • Water quality: Of 58 studies, 69% had findings that indicate potential, positive association, or actual incidence of water contamination associated with UNGD.
  • Air quality: Of 46 studies, 87% had findings indicating that UNGD increased air pollutant emissions (such as volatile organic compounds (VOC)) and/or atmospheric concentrations (such as ground level ozone).

More can be found by clicking this link to access the study.

- See more at:

See also:

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: