Fracking chemicals “imbalance” the immune system

Read the full story in Environmental Health News.

Chemicals commonly found in groundwater near fracked oil and gas wells appear to impair the proper functioning of the immune system, according to a lab study released today.

The study, published today in the journal Toxicological Sciences, is the first to find a link between fracking chemicals and immune system problems and suggests that baby girls born to mothers near fracking wells may not fight diseases later in life as well as they could have with a pollution-free pregnancy.

See also this article in article in Environmental Science & Technology, “Exposure Assessment Using Secondary Data Sources in Unconventional Natural Gas Development and Health Studies”.

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