Bob and Lisa were told by their doctor to move out of their home withing 48 hours because it was too dangerous for them to stay after they were diagnosed with drilling chemicals in their blood and organs.
Lisa was treated by eight different doctors over the course of a year. A source of the sickness was never determined. In June 2009, after exhausting everything he knew medically, her internal specialist suggested that something in the environment might be causing her various ailments.
In early fall 2009, she visited an environmental doctor who confirmed the presence of neurotoxins in her blood that matched chemicals used in natural gas production.
For a list of the chemicals found in Lisa’s blood and in her lungs, see my previous blog post:
Lisa is the first person I know of who has a chemical used in hydraulic fracturing in her organs.
I have the results of Lisa’s medical testing and the results of TCEQ’s air quality tests and they chemicals detected in the air by TCEQ are the same chemicals in Lisa’s blood and organs.
If you live in the Barnett Shale, it’s critical to your health and safety that you get to know your neighbors. Lisa and Bob knew their neighbors Tim and Christine Ruggiero but they weren’t close until one day when Lisa saw Christine’s timeline of releases and spills at the Aruba Petroleum gas wells on their property. Lisa’s medical records match Christine’s timeline exactly.
The Messenger article required a subscription to read the entire thing. Be sure to bring tissues because you’ll need them.
to be continued…