To see a list of the fracking chemical constituents used for hydraulic fracturing and drilling click HERE.
The full report is HERE.
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A big list there, but I will comment on some:
Benzene: A major bad actor by causing cancer.
Ethylene Oxide (EtO): "Unfortunately, EtO possesses several physical and health hazards that merit special attention. EtO is both flammable and highly reactive. Acute exposures to EtO gas may result in respiratory irritation and lung injury, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, shortness of breath, and cyanosis. Chronic exposure has been associated with the occurrence of cancer, reproductive effects, mutagenic changes, neurotoxicity, and sensitization."
Look what OSHA says about Vinylidene Chloride:
Then, what about other chemicals made as these agents interact?
Jovan Gonzales says
I wish at this point that I WASN'T a biochemistry/genetics major. Do you know how many of those are known mutagens and carcinogens!? SICK! Some of those are extra dangerous because your body so readily absorbs them through your skin. That's like looking at the ingredients in cigarettes but laced with crack! Thanks for posting! I will be asking some profs about some of these chemicals. *vomit*
Why, it's nothing–have 'em drink a glass of the stuff!! Ha! Ha! From what I know about it, sometimes the frackers use chemical waste from other industrial chemical processes. It can be anything. That's just one reason that the friggin frackers don't want to report what's in the stuff.
Your comments are much appreciated and very informative.