What is the danger of mining to human health

Oil and gas is a serious threat to the environment. Nevertheless seriously negative impact on human health. First, it concerns people who live near the mining sites.

The experts who conducted the study, claim that the reason — in a method of hydraulic fracturing, which is used for the production of gas and oil. According to experts, the population of such areas may face increased risk of infertility, cancer and many serious diseases.

Surface water and groundwater in areas where producing oil and gas, are infected with dangerous compounds — these chemicals cause a failure in the hormonal background, even in fairly healthy people. Besides, during the process of gas production heavily pollute water.

To this conclusion speciality came during a study in Colorado, which produces gas production. So, has estimated that when operating only one well in use at more than 700 chemical compounds, many of which are highly dangerous.

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