|Webinar Recording Now Available for Shale Gas Development and Cancer: Conversations with the Experts (Part 1)|
Shale Gas Extraction and Cancer: The Current Evidence
Dr. Marsha Haley, August 11, 2020
Dr. Marsha Haley received her medical degree from the University of Virginia and completed a residency in radiation oncology at UPMC. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is an MPH candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health.
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New study concludes UK gov’t ignored public health concerns while heeding frac and chemical industries. In Canada, authorities withhold official reports warning of frac harms; help frac’ers cover-up crimes and enable them to further harm families after they get sick. Most vile, AER’s (no health mandate) Dr. Monique Dube (not a health professional) wrote lying “health” reports about frac’d families and unlawfully made them public online, via Synergy, etc.
New study: “Hazardous substances as the dominant non-methane volatile organic compounds with potential emissions from liquid storage tanks during well fracturing.” What toxic frac shit are we breathing, bathing in, ingesting? This study says lots, including red blood cell destroyer, naphthalene (found in my water after Encana/now Ovintiv’s illegal aquifer fracs).
Fracking is dangerous to our health, has ruined the lives of many. Workers “developed cancer, sores and skin lesions, chronic headaches and nausea, numbness in fingertips and face, and ‘joint pain like fire.’”
New Colorado Frac Study showing health harms. Industry official: “There are no long-term health impacts related to oil and gas development.” *Impossible* for any official to know that. If frac’ing causes short-term health harm via toxic chemicals, and harmed people continue living frac’d and poisoned by venting, flaring, leaking facilities, wells, uncleaned up spills as often happens in frac fields, the health harms become long-term.
Remember Emergency Nurse Cathy Behr? Ohio, New Report: Widespread use of frac’ing and drilling chemicals risk water supplies and health. Companies injected undisclosed chemicals “10,992 times into 1,432 wells” enabled by the “law” that allows trade secrets, even from first responders.
Pennsylvania escalating youth cancers in frac fields, Excellent response to Marcellus Shale Coalition’s latest propaganda: “We get it Mr. Spigelmyer, your job is to sell fracking…. We know the facts on the carcinogens your industry produces as do you, the endocrine disrupting chemicals it hides, and all the gagged litigants who held the smoking guns.”
Frac’ing is not safe, it does not improve the environment! Compendium 6 Released: Review by doctors & scientists of more than 1,700 references conclude frac industry poses threat to air, water, climate and human health
Rolling Stone reports on Compendium 5: ‘The Harms of Fracking’: New Report Details Increased Risks of Asthma, Birth Defects and Cancer. Dr. Sandra Steingraber: “Fracking is the worst thing I’ve ever seen.” Dr. Pouné Saberi: “There is a code of silence….” Workers rarely report injuries or hazards, for fear of losing their jobs.
New peer-reviewed, published study by Lisa McKenzie et al, U Colorado School of Public Health: Childhood cancer linked to nearby oil and gas activity; People ages 5-24 diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia more likely to live in areas with a high concentration of oil and gas activity
Elevated Cancer risks surround oil & gas drilling. Fracking is bad for your health says Israel Health Ministry official; Frac flowback stage causes greatest air pollution; WORLD-WIDE STUDY: One in three strokes caused by air pollution
New Study: Alberta’s tar sands leading source of air pollution in North America, Tens of thousands of people living within reach breathing elevated levels of fine particles linked in previous studies to lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes
Albertans still don’t know what toxic oilfield chemicals their children are breathing. When will companies be ordered to fully disclose all chemicals, including trade secrets, before racing toxic truck loads through school zones, by hospitals, where children play, and before injected, spilled, dumped, spread on foodlands, flared, vented, spewed from endless facilities?
New Study Confirms Fracking Wastewater Is Cancer-Causing. “Barium and Strontium were elevated in frac flowback water exposed cells.” Encana and Alberta government testing showed barium & strontium doubled in Ernst’s water after Encana’s illegal aquifer fracing
“What is the acceptable risk for increased risk for childhood cancer? It’s zero.” & Open Letter by Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment to NB Premier Gallant: Termination of Dr. Eilish Cleary, Chief Medical Officer of Health, a concern
Bravo! Prevent Cancer Now calls out AER’s Health Fraud! “The AER has no jurisdiction for human health, and Alberta is famed for a chill against the medical community linking ill health to petrochemicals.”
Pennsylvania Study Links Fracking to Health Hazards in Fetuses, Infants, Young Children: 35.1% more cancer in children ages zero to four in heavily frac’d counties. Compare to AER’s belittling, dismissive health study in the Lochend
Santos CBM in NSW Australia contaminates aquifer with uranium at 20 times the safe drinking water levels; Regulator does not test for thorium, radon and radium! Thorium and radon are known to cause lung cancer.
Hormone-disrupting chemicals found in ground and surface water at fracking sites, Peer reviewed study of fracking sites in Garfield County Colorado finds chemicals linked to infertility, birth defects and cancer
Fracking is a hostage exchange program. Only the carcinogens go free.
Frac Company Trican Donates $5 Million to Fight Childhood Cancer Trican is the company that Ovintiv/Encana had under contract to illegally and intentionally frac directly into Rosebud’s drinking water aquifers, injecting 18 Million litres of frac fluid directly into them. The chemical additives injected into the community’s drinking water supply remain secret, even with Ernst’s public interest lawsuit and document exchange ordered by then chief justice Niel C Wittmannt to be completed in December 2014.
Encana simply refused to heed Alberta Rules of Court (where trade secrets are not allowed). Lawyers and the law do not serve the public interest in Canada, that’s clear.
Alberta Health Services to pay executive bonuses, says work ‘already done’ but refused to address concerns about serious negative health impacts caused by oil and gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing
2005: Enter Synergy Alberta buying health care, research and academia to keep industry-caused (frac and tarsands) cancers hidden from the public and those dying from them?
The Enbridge Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology will be the first of its kind in Canada, and one of only a few in the world dedicated to this area of cancer care. Jointly funded by energy transportation leader Enbridge Inc. ($1.2 million), the Alberta Cancer Foundation ($300,000) and the Alberta/N.W.T division of the Canadian Cancer Society ($1.5 million), it will build on the ground-breaking work of Bultz, Dr. Linda Carlson and others at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. …
The role of the Enbridge Research Chair will be to conduct high-quality nationally funded research into the emotional care of cancer patients and their families, target research areas currently understudied in psychosocial oncology; and attract top-level researchers, students and postdoctoral fellows to Canada. “It’s a project that Enbridge could be passionate about, and it was the right thing to do,” says Pat Daniel, president and CEO of Enbridge. “The need for a compassionate and holistic multi-disciplinary health care model is critical.” Enbridge’s commitment is its largest community contribution ever, and is being offered as a centennial gift to Albertans. The gift Evil? is directed to Reach!, the fundraising initiative of the U of C and the Calgary Health Region. This chair is one of the approximately 100 projects and programs, which, through philanthropic support, will advance health research, education, and patient care to create a new world standard of health for Southern Alberta.