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Health Concerns related to Fracked Natural Gas


A new report entitled Fractures in the Bridge: Unconventional (Fracked) Natural Gas, Climate Change and Human Health, published by the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), explores research into health issues affecting populations living near unconventional oil and gas operations. Currently most of Canada’s unconventional gas is produced in northeastern British Columbia.

Studies in the US have identified over 30 different negative health outcomes including adverse birth outcomes, birth defects including congenital heart defects and neural tube defects, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, dermal effects, gastrointestinal symptoms, neurological effects, psychological impacts and respiratory illnesses.

Read the full report here.