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Hydraulic Fracturing ('Fracking') and Environmental Health Webinar

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Published on Aug 3, 2012

Description: Hydraulic Fracturing ('Fracking'), like all industrial processes, has the potential to have a lasting impact on health, the environment, and communities. It is important to consider these consequences and ensure that systems are in place to minimize potential impacts. Possible health effects, as noted in recent news articles, include those related to increased diesel truck traffic (e.g., air pollution, accidents, noise), surface and ground water contamination, as well as occupational health exposures. This webinar will explore this complex issue, consider the concerns expressed by communities, and highlight current activities as a way of increasing our understanding of research and communication gaps.

This program was originally broadcast on July 20, 2012 as part of the NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) Program webinar series to promote awareness of common environmental health issues and approaches.

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