Dirty Water Destroys People – Part 3 of 3
We also measured groundwater at two sites that had very little natural gas drilling and had no drilling”. The flood samples from sites with known spills contained moderate to high levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals compared to samples taken from sites located away from fracking, the researchers found. They also found run levels of the chemicals in samples taken from the Colorado River.
So “If you count up all the types of activity, our sites had on average double the activity relative to our control sites. Nagel said she hopes this check out raises a red flag for people who live near fracking operations. “We found more endocrine-disrupting activity in the water close to drilling locations that had experienced spills than at comparison sites,” she said in the flash release. “This could raise the risk of reproductive, metabolic, neurological and other diseases, especially in children who are exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals” neosizeplus men. Although the study found a potential risk of hormonal disruption from living near fracking operations, it did not be shown a cause-and-effect relationship.