The Center for Environmental Health has released a new report outlining the health risks to pregnant women and young children from harmful chemicals used in fracking, reports EcoWatch.
The report, "Toxic and Dirty Secrets: The Truth About Fracking and Your Family's Health," shows how chemicals related to the oil and gas industry when conducting fracking operations can pollute the air and water in communities around fracking sites and pose health risks especially to pregnant women and children, who are most vulnerable to chemical exposures.
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