Fracking Activities Release Cancer-Causing Chemicals Into The Air, Study Confirms

People living or working near hydraulic fracturing sites may be exposed to high levels of certain aerial pollutants, including some that are known to cause cancer and serious respiratory diseases, new research has found. The study, carried out by scientists from Oregon State University (OSU) and the University of Cincinnati, found that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — a technique used to extract natural gas from rock formations — emits harmful pollutants known as PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), some of which are classified as human carcinogens.
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