Best Fracking podcasts we could find (Updated September 2018)
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As fracking operations move closer to populated areas, communities are concerned about potential impacts on their health and safety.Dr. Gregory Howard, environmental public health scientist and consultant, describes various health study designs with a focus on the goals and needs of the community and the decision makers they are trying to reach ...…
 
Industrial noise pollution is generated during development of an unconventional oil and gas well site.Dr. Michael McCawley, Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at West Virginia University, discusses the adverse health impacts associated with stress from environmental noise exposure. He describ ...…
 
While many NGOs have worked with communities to enact fracking bans, there has been less success on the state level.Brooke Harper, Maryland Policy Director at Chesapeake Climate Action Network, discusses the strategies used in Maryland to mobilize support to ban fracking in the state. She highlights the importance of building support at the loc ...…
 
Chemicals present in fracking fluids and produced water can interrupt normal hormone (endocrine) function.Dr. Susan Nagel, Associate Professor and Director of the Research Success Center in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health at the University of Missouri, covers the current science on health effects from prenatal exposu ...…
 
Many chemicals are detected in the environment near unconventional oil and gas sites. Biomonitoring can determine if these chemicals are in our bodies.Dr. Elyse Caron-Beaudoin, postdoctoral fellow in the University of Montreal School of Public Health, answers the question “How can biomonitoring be used by communities impacted by fracking?” She ...…
 
Commonly reported symptoms in residents living near unconventional oil and natural gas activity include coughing and shortness of breath, headaches, nausea, and fatigue.Dr. Beth Weinberger, researcher and public health consultant with the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, discusses health effects seen in impacted communities ...…
 
The US Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) allows EPA to regulate drilling and fracking chemicals based on health or safety concerns before they are approved for commercial use. Dusty Horwitt, Senior Counsel at the Partnership for Policy Integrity, explains EPA’s regulatory authority over these chemicals as well as the confidentiality laws that ...…
 
States set legal setback distances between oil and gas operations and private/public property in an effort to protect public health and safety.Dr. Marsha Haley, a Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor at Magee-Womens Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, discusses the factors that must be addressed to minimize risk when ...…
 
Unconventional oil and gas extraction is often located in rural areas, on or near farms. These operations can release toxic chemicals into our air and water, creating pathways for animal exposure. Dr. Michelle Bamberger, a veterinarian and researcher investigating links between human and animal health and unconventional oil and gas extraction, ...…
 
Wastewater from drilling for oil and natural gas can contain hundreds of chemicals. Millions of gallons of wastewater are now being repurposed for uses such as irrigating crops and watering livestock.Dr. Seth Shonkoff, Executive Director of Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy, explains the many unknown factors surrounding t ...…
 
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