They are finally catching up to what we have known for a long time!
Press release and news coverage below. I will link to the study soon. UPDATE: Study
Study shows air emissions near fracking sites may impact health
They contain hydrocarbons including benzene
Colorado study finds fracking risks for nearby residents
POSTED: 03/19/2012 10:41:00 AM MDT
UPDATED: 03/19/2012 11:58:47 AM MDT By Mark Jaffe
The Denver Post
A mix of volatile organic chemicals coming from the process of fracking oil and gas wells poses a health risk to people living within a half-mile of a drilling site, according to a new study by the University of Colorado-Denver School of Public Health.
Argyle – Bartonville high school students could have told them that! In fact they already did.
Parents voice health concerns
Gas drilling near Argyle schools making kids ill, residents tell board
Sunday, October 24, 2010
By Lowell Brown and Britney Tabor / Staff Writers
Baseline testing when drilling was just getting started in Argyle showed 7 detects of the 84 chemicals typically tested for by TCEQ. Follow up testing on the lot where the high school band practices showed 65 detects of the 84 chemicals typically tested for by TCEQ. (Flowback: How the Texas Natural Gas Boom Affects Health and Safety) The lot is 1/2 mile from the offending facility.
I have asked many scientists this question: What is the additional risk to our children when they go from breathing 7 chemicals to a cocktail of 65 chemicals. To date, no one has been able to answer with anything besides, “We don’t know.”
More information HERE