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Study Shows Fracking Is Bad for Babies

Study Shows Fracking Is Bad for Babies 04 Jan 2014 The energy industry has long insisted that hydraulic fracking -- the practice of fracturing rock to extract gas and oil deep beneath the earth's surface -- is safe for people who live nearby. New research suggests this is not true for some of the most vulnerable humans: newborn infants. The study, which has yet to be peer-reviewed or posted online, comes at a time when state and federal officials are grappling with how to regulate fracking and, in the case of New York State, whether to allow the practice at all.


If babies born in these areas are more likely to be less healthy, it is because their birth mothers are more likely to be less healthy. And if pregnant women are less healthy, how do you think the levels of health are affected in other persons, other animals, and other living things?