US govt-funded study sounds fracking alarm

FRACKING may be a threat to human reproductive health due to an estimated 1000 chemicals used in the process, many of which are known endocrine disrupters, researchers warn.

A US-government funded review calls for assessments of the health impact of hydraulic fracturing technologies to take account of the potentially additive effect of the chemicals, which individually can lead to infertility, developmental abnormalities and metabolic disease.

The report, funded by a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency, describes the evidence from in