Category: Fracking

Fracking Linked to Lower Birth Weight

According to a recent study, living close to a high number of “fracked” natural gas wells may be linked to an increased risk of having a lower birth weight baby. Hydraulic Fracturing, or “fracking”, allows access to large volumes of natural gas trapped in shale...

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Visualizing the Air Pollution Impacts of Fracking

There are two new press releases coming out of California this month. California is under the gun for a variety of air pollution attacks from oil and gas pollution. With air quality, not all pollutants can be seen or detected easily by humans. That is why science and...

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Medical Advocates Summer Webinar Series

This summer, Medical Advocates for Healthy Air conducted two webinars focused on environmental health issues in North Carolina. The webinars were designed to educate medical and health professionals and offer ways to get involved. Both were recorded and are available...

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Health Webinar on Fracking in NC, July 17

Clean Air Carolina’s Medical Advocates for Healthy Air is hosting a free webinar on fracking in North Carolina. This webinar will give an update on the status of fracking in NC, provide medical and public health professionals a context regarding the scope of potential health impacts, highlight lessons learned from Pennsylvania communities and offer ways the medical community and residents can address the issue.

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