A recent peer-reviewed study by researchers at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech has huge implications for people living in fracking zones of sacrifice where they are continuously exposed to numerous chemical compounds.
Researchers found that co-exposures of chemicals at low and safe levels creates a greater impact and can double the risk of cancer.
“The majority of cancers are caused by environmental influences,” Singh said. “Only about 5 to 10 percent of cancers are due to genetic predisposition. Science has looked at these chemicals, such as arsenic, and tested them in a lab to find the amounts that may cause cancer. But that’s just a single chemical in a single test. In the real world, we are getting exposed to many chemicals at once.”
These findings might explain why the leading cause of death in Denton is cancer not heart disease like the rest of the country. Denton has 7,812+ pieces of Barnett Shale pollution emitters that are emitting carcinogens into the air.
Testing in the Barnett Shale shows that drilling and fracking chemicals are in abundance in our communities and have been for years. More information about this is posted in a blog post HERE.
Testing in the Marcellus Shale shows that drilling and fracking chemicals are in abundance in communities there and the health symptoms reported by community members match the symptoms for the chemicals.