Toxicologist the Latest to Highlight Shortcomings of Research Linking Fracking to Health Issues
“Keep It In the Ground” activists continue to focus on quantity rather than quality when it comes to research linking shale development to alleged public health impacts. As EID has noted before, a vast majority of the studies cited by activists not only lack measurement and exposure data needed to establish causal links – many of the purported links found are shaky at best. And as CBS4 Denver recently reported, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) officials have noted that the collection of research being used to justify passage of Proposition 112 – an anti-fracking measure that would effectively ban new oil and gas development in the state – is “hypothetical and not scientific and compiled by groups with an anti-fracking bias.”
All the while, far more conclusive studies based on actual measurements show shale development is protective of public health. And you don’t have to take our word for it, as the list of third-party experts attesting to this fact continues to grow.
Most recently, Gradient toxicologist Christopher Long highlighted the many shortcomings and limitations of a lion’s share of fracking health studies at last month’s Shale Insight Conference in Pittsburgh.
Read the full blog post on EIDHealth.org.