This report makes the DISH Texas health survey released yesterday easy to understand.
Dish results released
Independent analysis finds ties between air quality, health issues
By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe
The report found that the most prevalent illnesses could be connected to those toxic emissions that were found above the state’s screening levels — from nasal irritation and nausea caused by benzene and xylene to vision impairment, muscle pain and weakness caused by sulfides.
Subra did not consider many of the dozens of chemicals found or their cumulative effects. Instead, she focused solely on the 16 chemicals detected at levels beyond the state’s screening limits.
“They aren’t just a little over the limits,” Subra said. “They’re a lot over the limits.”
Don’t forget: Peggy first reported about Barnett Shale toxic air and fugitive emissions in May of 2005:
Cars not only culprit for smog
Gas drilling in the Barnett Shale doesn’t help
10:54 AM CDT on Tuesday, May 30, 2006
By PEGGY HEINKEL-WOLFE / Denton Record-Chronicle