Fracking: Toxicology & Public Health Concerns
February 1, 2013•9 min
Should you be concerned about fracking or hydraulic fracturing? It could be causing a public health environmental hazard.Are you concerned about fracking or hydraulic fracturing?It's an extremely water-intensive process where millions of gallons of fluid, typically a mix of water, sand, and chemicals, are injected underground at high pressure to fracture the rock surrounding an oil or gas well. Dr. Bernard D Goldstein, MD, discusses his presentation on the subject to the Society of Toxicology's March annual meeting in San Antonio TX, raising public health, environmental and cultural awareness and issues.