Compendium Of Scientific, Medical, And Media Findings Demonstrating Risks And Harms Of Fracking (Unconventional Gas And Oil Extraction)

October 14, 2015 – Health experts and scientific researchers with Concerned Health Professionals of New York and Physicians for Social Responsibility held a telepresser today to release the third edition of a compilation – a Compendium – of the scientific, medical and media findings demonstrating risks and harms of fracking. This edition of our report also compiles and concisely summarizes the evidence pertaining to the impacts of natural gas infrastructure, including transmission pipelines and compressor stations.
Download the Compendium
Read the letter to New York State Governor Cuomo and Health Commissioner Zucker
Read the national press release

Read the New York State press release


Statement by Concerned Health Professionals of New York in Response to a New Study on Hormone-disrupting Contaminants in Water Near Colorado Drilling Sites

Of the 700-plus chemicals that can be used in drilling and fracking operations, more than 100 are known or suspected endocrine disruptors. Unique among toxic agents, endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) interfere with hormonal signals, are biologically active at exceedingly low concentrations, and, when exposures occur in early life, can alter pathways of development. Read full statement

Letter from Dr. Jerome A. Paulson to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

June 30, 2014 — Dr. Jerome A. Paulson, Director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment, has sent a letter to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection concerning the effects of imminent decisions about gas extraction on children and community health. He emphasizes that it has never been documented that unconventional natural gas extraction (such as fracking) can be implemented with a minimum risk to human health. Read full statement