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Fracking the immune system

May 1, 2018

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Note from Peggy: Thanks to Phil Doe for alerting me to this study just released today. At long last here is a study that I can point to and say, “This is what happened to me.” In 2014, I suffered from recurring upper respiratory infections and bacterial infections in my intestines. My urine was tested […]

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Waiting for good air

April 19, 2018

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I did attend the air quality meeting in Rifle on April 17. I showed up brandishing my cane. My broomstick was in the shop. I am undergoing regenerative therapy which is complicated by the damage done to my endocrine and nervous systems caused by contamination from long-term exposure to toxic drilling chemicals. I don’t always […]

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CSPH study shows higher health risks near oil & gas

April 9, 2018

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Those living near oil and gas facilities may have higher health risks Study led by Colorado School of Public Health shows hazardous air pollutant levels measured along the Northern Front Range exceed levels that could affect health By David Kelly Manager of Media Relations at University of Colorado, Anshutz Medical Campus People living near oil […]

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Colorado physicians confronted Hickenlooper on O&G health impacts

March 30, 2018

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Please note: This one slipped under may radar last month. On February 7, seven doctors representing the Colorado Physicians for Social Responsibility Advocacy Group sent a letter to Governor John Hickenlooper expressing their disagreements and concerns with the Colorado Department of Health and the Environment (CDPHE) report that downplays the public health impacts of oil […]

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TEDX study links fracking pollution to health impacts via EDCs

March 21, 2018

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It’s all about endocrine disrupting chemicals — EDCs. Today researchers at The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) released a breakthrough study unequivocally linking EDCs with drilling and fracking operations. The new study provides evidence that now confirms the presence of endocrine active chemicals near unconventional oil and gas (UOG) production sites through researchers’ recently published evaluation […]

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A New Fracking Landscape

March 13, 2018

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Report on Recent Science Shows Overwhelming Evidence of Harm Health professional groups raise alarm that build-out of drilling and fracking operations is creating a public health crisis. As incontrovertible evidence of harm from fracking mounts and more health professionals raise the alarm, the fracking debate is taking place within an altered landscape. Today, as a […]

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Measure benzene, damn it!

February 12, 2018

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Why is the state of Colorado measuring for non-toxic methane but not super toxic benzene? Guest post by Wendell G Bradley, PhD Physics* On Dec 22, 2017 an inexperienced worker apparently manually overrode a mechanism that had shut down a new well’s production in Windsor, CO, due perhaps to a pressure upset (unexpected, uncontrolled pressure […]

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New study links drilling-fracking chemicals and breast cancer

February 7, 2018

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Female mice exposed to a mixture of 23 chemicals used in oil and gas drilling and fracking developed mammary lesions and enlarged tissues — suggesting the chemicals may leave breast tissues more prone to cancer, according to a new study. In a study released today, environmental scientists led by Laura Vandenberg at the University of […]

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Fracking chemicals affect kids’ brain health

December 13, 2017

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In October, a new review was published in the peer-reviewed journal Reviews on Environmental Health. The review, “Neurodevelopmental and neurological effects of chemicals associated with unconventional oil and natural gas operations and their potential effects on infants and children,” shows that substances used in unconventional oil and natural gas (UOG) development and operations have been […]

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New ozone pollution regs will not apply statewide

October 20, 2017

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Updated 10/22/17 8:35 p.m. Late Friday night, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) passed new state regulations to restrict air pollution from oil and gas development and to require increased monitoring for leaks. These regulations were a positive step forward in addressing Front Range ozone pollution but will not apply to the rest of […]

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