Following are medical studies about how fracking harms human health:
Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (Unconventional Gas and Oil Extraction) Sixth Edition June 2019, Physicians for Social Responsibility, June 2019
This 361 page document is referred to in the below two publications. This is the most comprehensive collection of scientific evidence of the environmental and health impacts of fracking yet compiled as of 2019. The authors unanimously agreed on the negative health impacts of this industry. Though long and exhaustive, the first 45 pages are an excellent summary of the fracking process itself, a global wrapup and a concise conclusion of all the evidence that leaves no doubt that fracking cannot be conducted safely, and must be stopped.
It was compiled based on five previous editions, and was the primary evidence for the state of New York to ban fracking in 2014. For the news story on that, see here:
NPR, Aug 13, 2019. This report is about a 7 city study by JAMA of the effects of ozone on people. "We found that an increase of about three parts per billion [of ground-level ozone] outside your home was equivalent to smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 29 years..." Enough said. At the LA's second Public Forum, Dr Helmig's data showed way more the 3 ppb of ozone here; JAMA should have included the Front Range in its study.
If anyone reading this has experienced respiratory problems, see here for more information on reporting it to proper health authorities:
Also consider testifying at a Commissioner's Tuesday morning meeting, as described on our Events page.
‘The Harms of Fracking’: New Report Details Increased Risks of Asthma, Birth Defects and Cancer, Rolling Stone, March 13, 2018
The most authoritative study of its kind reveals how fracking is contaminating the air and water – and imperiling the health of millions of Americans
Report: ‘No evidence that fracking can operate without threatening public health’, Nation of Change, August 10, 2019
More than 1,500 scientific studies on the health and climate impacts of fracking prove its dangerous effect on communities, wildlife and nature.
Videos of nine speakers at CSU Symposium on February 1, 2019 about health and industry history of the oil and gas industry in Colorado.