Asthma Rates in Fracking and Non-Fracking States
Researchers with ties to anti-fracking groups have been putting out a number of reports that attempt to link fracking to asthma. But time and time again, their studies have been debunked by credible health and research institutions.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest asthma data show that states that have banned fracking – New York and Vermont – actually have far higher asthma rates than four of the top oil producing states in country: Texas, California, Alaska, and North Dakota.
In fact, Texas — which activist groups like Earthworks claim is ground zero for asthma issues related to fracking — has the lowest asthma rates in the country. Check out EID’s new infographic to learn more.