Study Finds Fracking Air Pollutants May Contribute To Health Problems

DENVER, Colo. — A new study finds air pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking may contribute to acute and chronic health problems for those living near natural-gas drilling sites.

Researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health released the new information Tuesday morning.

Basically, it says people living within a half-mile of fracking operations were exposed to air pollutants five times above a federal hazard standard.

The chemicals can have neurological or respiratory effects that include eye irritation, headaches, sore throat and difficulty breathing.

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