Fracking: Hazards To The Public Health And The Environment

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There have been over 1,000 documented cases of water contamination next to areas of gas drilling. This Type of pollution cause many health issues for human such as rashes, stomach or liver illness, respiratory problems and Neurological affects. In some extreme cases the pollution can cause death to some humans. Fracking has huge consequential hazards to the public health and the environment, and many have long term effects. In June 2014 the Public Health published a review of the public health impacts of exposures to chemical and radioactive pollutants, the result of shale gas extraction in the UK was based on the examination of literature and data from countries where fracking had already occurred. In 2011 a hazard assessment recommended full

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