Published today in Independent Science News:
Allison Wilson's review of a new book by veterinarian Michelle Bamberger and Cornell professor of molecular medicine, Robert Oswald: The Real Cost of Fracking: How America’s Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food (Beacon Press 2014).
Summary: Many fracking chemicals are known to be carcinogens, endocrine disruptors or otherwise hazardous. However, until Bamberger and Oswald published their case studies in 2012, no one had systematically documented ill health in people or animals living near drill sites. Left out of that groundbreaking research, however, were the disturbing first person stories of householders affected by fracking. The Real Cost of Fracking is a book that conveys the all-encompassing nature of fracking’s harmful effects: on the health, the personal finances, and the businesses of those attempting to co-exist with it. On an even wider scale, this important book shows persuasively that regulators and governments who allow hydraulic fracturing on or near farmland endanger the food system.
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Jonathan Latham, PhD
The Bioscience Resource Project
Ithaca, NY 14850 USA
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