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Speakers corner. To frack or not to frack? Why is that not a global public health question and how should public health practitioners address it?

Citation
Watterson A (2016) Speakers corner. To frack or not to frack? Why is that not a global public health question and how should public health practitioners address it?, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 70 (3), pp. 219-220.

Abstract
First paragraph: Large-scale unconventional gas extraction (UGE) includes coal bed methane, shale gas and coal gas. It may involve fracking or fracturing of shale and other seams via wells. Fracking is planned or underway in North America, Africa, Europe, Australia and Asia. Frackers make great profits and assure those to be fracked that the activity, product and any minimal pollution will be tightly regulated and carefully run by the companies. Hence communities will be safe, the energy supply will be better for the environment and jobs and economic growth will be created. Some who are being fracked also receive financial benefits and are happy with the process. Others so fracked are not.

StatusPublished
AuthorsWatterson Andrew
Publication date03/2016
Publication date online11/08/2015
Date accepted by journal27/07/2015
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group
ISSN 0143-005X
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health: Volume 70, Issue 3

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