There have been many arguments against fracking often involving the damage that the process can do to the environment. This article discusses a further danger of fracking, the danger of the industry to human health. It makes sense that a process which is so damaging to the land could potentially have a detrimental effect on health. Let’s hope that the government takes these concerns into consideration and follows Scotland’s decision to ban fracking.
Fracking should be banned because of the impact it could have on public health, according to a prominent group of health professionals. In a letter published by the British Medical Journal on Monday, 20 high-profile doctors, pharmacists and public health academics said the “inherently risky” industry should be prohibited in the UK.