There is growing scientific evidence of a correlation between the oil industry’s fracking activities and an array of serious health problems.
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Chemicals in Air Pollution Linked with Death, Illness and Lowered IQ: Study
A new study has found a link between toxic chemicals in air pollution and serious health issues. Air-pollution-related disease, death and IQ loss occurred in every city and town studied, regardless of demographics or income level.
Fracking Chemicals in Public Drinking Water Harming Babies: Study
New research has documented pollution of public water supplies caused by fracking–and its negative impact on infant health.
Tooth Decay Linked to Toxic Chemical PFAS: New Study
Scientific studies have demonstrated that PFAS is a toxic chemical and numerous adverse health consequences have been linked to it including some kinds of cancers (especially breast, testicular and prostate cancers), liver problems, heart disease, hormonal disruption, low birth weight and numerous other health problems including thyroid problems, high cholesterol, kidney problems, prostate problems and fertility problems. Now, another adverse health consequence has been added to that list: tooth decay in children.
Toxic PFAS Chemicals may be Slipping Right Through Your Home Water Filtration System
The results of a new scientific study demonstrated that many popular home water filtration systems are not filtering out toxic PFAS chemicals.
Consumer BPA Exposure Much Higher than Originally Thought
Using new direct testing methods, scientific experts on the chemical BPA have made a new discovery: Previous estimates of the levels of BPA consumers are exposed to each day have been based on flawed, inaccurate testing methods. The previous measurements and estimates that have been used by regulatory agencies–including the FDA**–have underestimated exposure levels by as much as 44 times. With new, more advanced methods*** scientists are now able to see that previous estimates of exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical are far greater than regulators and legislators believed when establishing guidelines for what is “safe” exposure levels for U.S. children and adults.
Stop Exposing the Public to Unnecessary Toxic Chemicals: Scientists
Scientists are calling on corporations and regulators to stop unnecessarily exposing the public to potentially deleterious chemicals like PFAS.
Fracking Chemicals Increase Infant Health Complications: New Study
We have been covering the link between exposure to fracking chemicals and adverse health outcomes for several years now. This … More