CHPNY and Physicians for Social Responsibility – New York present latest science on water contamination risks to the Delaware River Basin Commission

January 23, 2018 – Concerned Health Professionals of New York and Physicians for Social Responsibility – New York sent a letter to the Commissioners and Executive Director of the Delaware River Basin Commission, urging their consideration of the recently-released excerpts from the Fifth Edition of the Compendium, with its focus on water contamination risks from drilling, fracking, wastewater spills and disposal practices. Read/download the letter


Concerned Health Professionals of New York releases excerpts from upcoming Fifth Edition of the Compendium, focusing on water

January 19, 2018 — Given the timely and important consideration of the issue by state officials in Florida, Concerned Health Professionals of New York, with Physicians for Social Responsibility, is releasing excerpts from the Fifth Edition of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking. Released in Miami in advance of the full report, this new document contains an up-to-date analysis and compilation of the science on water contamination risks from drilling, fracking, and associated activities. Read/download the document


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

November 17, 2016 – Health experts and scientific researchers with Concerned Health Professionals of New York and Physicians for Social Responsibility held a telepresser today to release the fourth 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, as well as climate impacts.
Download the Compendium
Read the national 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


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