UPenn researcher: ‘Reports of health problems linked to fracking thus far are anecdotal’

No data showing anyone claiming an effect was exposed to fracking-related substances.

From Environmental Health Perspectives:

…According to Trevor Penning, director of the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, most reports of health problems linked to fracking thus far are anecdotal. “At the end of the day, we need to show some kind of association to demonstrate causality,” he says. “What we are missing is exposure data on individuals who feel their health is being impacted by living in communities where fracking is happening”…

2 thoughts on “UPenn researcher: ‘Reports of health problems linked to fracking thus far are anecdotal’”

  1. Actually, my research of the Texas Health Department Data for the four counties in the Barnett around Dallas/Ft Worth shows that in areas where modern hydraulic fracturing has been going on for 10+ years the health of the community has significantly improved with the death rates going down significantly. The same is true for Ft. Worth which has 1,000 new wells within the city limits. This is significant since the elderly population has also experienced a significant increase.
    Check Energy In Depth for the full report and study.

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