Study claims hydraulic fracturing may pose health risks

Study claims hydraulic fracturing may pose health risks by David Erickson and Mark Anstoetter, [March] 30, 2012, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
According to the study, exposure to air pollutants, including benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene, xylene, heptane, octane, and diethylbenzene during well-completion activities presented the greatest potential for adverse health effects. During the completion phases, the study found that the pollutants with the greatest impacts were trimethylbenzenes, aliphatic hydrocarbons and xylenes, which can purportedly cause neurological and respiratory effects such as eye irritation, headaches, sore throat, and breathing difficulties.

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