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Your Call: What’s the latest science on the environmental and public health impacts of fracking?

Simon Fraser University
In areas where shale-drilling/hydraulic fracturing is heavy, a dense web of roads, pipelines and well pads turn continuous forests and grasslands into fragmented islands.

  On the October 8th edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Sandra Steingraber, the environmental writer who spent 15 days in jail in November 2014 for protesting fracking in New York.
Since Steingraber was diagnosed with bladder cancer at 20, she’s made it her mission to study and expose the effects toxic chemicals have on our bodies and our planet. She says fracking is a public health disaster.

Susan Nagel also joins us to talk about her research examining endocrine-disrupting chemicals used in the fracking process.  


Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., biologist, cancer survivor, and author who writes about climate change, ecology, and the links between human health and the environment.

Susan Nagel, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health at University of Missouri.

Web Resources:

Food and Water Watch: Map of Public Lands Threatened by Fracking

Environmental Health Perspectives: Environmental Public Health Dimensions of Shale and Tight Gas Development

Environmental Protection Agency: Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Data from the FracFocus Chemical Disclosure Registry 1.0

Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, An International Journal: Natural Gas Operations from a Public Health Perspective

Endocrine Society: Estrogen and Androgen Receptor Activities of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Surface and Ground Water in a Drilling-Dense Region