‘Simply untrue’: GP challenges government on fracking safety

A BRISBANE GP is demanding an investigation into the health of Queensland gas field residents, saying they are being exposed to toxic chemicals because of negligence by authorities.

In her submission to a Senate inquiry into the impact of unconventional gas mining, Dr Geralyn McCarron says affected communities in the Western Downs region have still not been the subject of comprehensive health impact studies.

This is despite local residents' concerns about the frequency of cancers and unusual types of cancers, and despite a growing body of

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