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Should fracking be banned?
Fracking is known to cause health problems in the areas surrounding the drill sites.
Living in proximity to fracking sites leads to exposure to
noise, causing stress and sleep deprivation
Fracking has hugely negative impacts on
Infants of mothers living close to fracking wells during their pregnancy are
to experience negative health effects.
Those who live near fracking sites have a higher chance of being
with cardiac, neurological, urological, cancer-related and skin-related problems.
Private companies are only motivated by
. This means they are likely to spend as little money as possible on health and safety improvements.
near fracking sites is likely to cause health issues for people in the future.
that can be used in fracking that do not have the harmful effects of the more common chemicals.
Many jobs have health risks, but it would be imprudent to ban associated operations. See Chart 3 of the
2017 Survey of Occupational Injuries & Illnesses
and Chart 14 of the
2017 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries