Fracking Chemicals Linked to Birth Defects, Infertility

#AceEnvironmentNews says a lot of the articles that l have read about #fracking ,seem to lead to the water supply for a town or village, and originate from the water table. This is due to the chemicals being used in the #fracking process leaking into the water table #SayNo2Fracking

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Fracking Chemicals Linked to Birth Defects, Infertility

Activist Post
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A controversial oil and natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses many chemicals that can disrupt the body’s hormones, according to new research accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society‘s journal Endocrinology.Endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, are substances that can interfere with the normal functioning of the endocrine system. EDCs can be found in manufactured products as well as certain foods, air, water and soil. Research has linked EDC exposure to infertility, cancer and birth defects.

“More than 700 chemicals are used in the fracking process, and many of them disturb hormone function,” said one of the study’s authors, Susan C. Nagel, PhD, of the University of Missouri School of Medicine. “With fracking on the rise, populations may face greater health risks from increased endocrine-disrupting chemical…

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