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Oklahoma Blogger Shares Health & Safety Concerns about Fracking

Guest post by Lisa Sharp of Retro Housewife Goes Green Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is the process of injecting high-pressured fluid to create cracks in deep-rock formations through which natural gas and petroleum will flow more freely. Fracking is fairly common in my state of Oklahoma. The oil and gas industry accounts for a third […]

Continue Reading By on May 18, 2015 in air, fracking, rural, safer chemicals, safety

Could Arkansas Follow New York’s Lead in Protecting Residents from Fracking?

My youngest daughter became very ill the day we visited Emily Lane’s beautiful corner of small-town Arkansas.  I wrote about this experience later at Moms Clean Air Force.  We had been on a tour of the rural area turned industrial park, and we shared the concerns residents had that led to them testing their own air despite […]

Continue Reading By on January 30, 2015 in air, environmental health, fracking, health

Peer Reviewed Article Alerts to Health Hazards in Air Near Fracking Sites

Picture a time capsule — not dark and unearthed from the ground — but transparent, with clues only detectable in a laboratory.  That may be what ordinary Americans have been creating with their air quality sampling around oil and gas extraction sites throughout the United States. This time capsule holds clues to a future, years […]

Continue Reading By on November 3, 2014 in endocrine disruptors, fracking, health

Cancer Survivor Reveals Science Behind Fracking Health Risks

By now you’ve probably heard the term fracking.  Maybe it sounds like a necessary part of American progress, helping tap into oil and gas reserves that were previously unreachable.  Maybe it has the strange ring of a term used in the environmental movement, one to which you don’t relate.  Whether or not you’ve heard of […]

Continue Reading By on September 15, 2014 in fracking, health, safer chemicals, science

Riverkeeper Shares Clean Water Concerns about Fracking with Women’s Voices for the Earth

You turn on the faucet in your kitchen every day expecting clean water for your family to drink.  We’ve long known that keeping watersheds clean is key to protecting our access to safe drinking water, and the public pays for utilities to provide this.  Sometimes droughts even call for water restrictions in parts of the […]

Continue Reading By on August 26, 2014 in safer chemicals, toxic, women

Nationwide Interest Grows in Mizzou Fracking Research

*The following post is brought to you by Toxic Baby. People from as far and wide as New York to Texas and from Oregon to Tennessee gathered to discuss the health implications of #MizzouFrackingResearch on endocrine disrupting chemicals found in water near hydraulic fracturing sites.  Hosted by @FlourSackMama, we were joined by scientists Susan Nagel, […]

Continue Reading By on April 11, 2014 in clean water, endocrine disruptors, fracking

Live Chat Tonight with #MizzouFrackingResearch Scientist

*Event sponsored by Toxic Baby Have you been hearing the term “endocrine disruption” more often these days and wondered what it really means?  Did you know this term for the way chemicals can interfere with our body’s normal hormone functions is being associated with chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (super-modern drilling) for natural gas? Join […]

Continue Reading By on April 10, 2014 in clean water, endocrine disruptors, fracking

Missouri Researchers Crowdfunding Second Phase of Fracking Health Study

Scientists at the University of Missouri are asking for your help with the second phase of an urgent health study to confirm the link between specific fracking chemicals and endocrine disruption.  Their first phase of work has detected reason for concern about endocrine disrupting waters near an area of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in […]

Continue Reading By on April 8, 2014 in endocrine disruptors, energy, environmental health, fracking, science

Research Uncovers Clues to Fracking Health Concerns

A woman plans for a healthy pregnancy, watches what she eats and lives a generally healthy lifestyle. Could living near the site of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas increase the chances of health complications for her and her child?  Because developing babies are so vulnerable, scientists are trying to unlock answers about chemical exposures related […]

Continue Reading By on April 7, 2014 in endocrine disruptors, energy, environmental health, fracking, pregnancy, research, science, toxic

Arkansas Residents Lose Struggle to Keep “Treated” Fracking Wastewater Out of Streams

Arkansas residents have lost their case to protect public waterways from legal dumping of “treated” fracking wastewater.  Earlier this year, an administrative law judge ruled in favor of Southeastern Energy Corporation or SEECO, owned by Southwestern Energy. SEECO sought its permits in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and now has permission to […]

Continue Reading By on April 1, 2014 in Arkansas, clean water, environmental health, fracking