It is believe that majority of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing or the infamous fracking have high potential to affect not only the human body's reproductive hormones but also the glucocorticoid and thyroid hormone receptors which are very essential keep you in good shape. A lot of people are enjoying good health, not until “Frackers” became part of their neighborhood. Scientific studies have proven that the chemicals use on fracking operations could leave your hormones damage, it destroys hormones that have vital functions in our body. Not so long ago, a team of researchers made a shocking report. They have concluded that the fracking chemicals found in water samples in the region of Colorado could alter human estrogen and androgen receptors in in a bad way.
Among the chemicals that the fracking industry has reported using most often, all 24 that we have tested block the activity of one or more important hormone receptors, said the studys presenting author, Christopher Kassotis, a PhD student at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
The high levels of hormone disruption by endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that we measured, have been associated with many poor health outcomes, such as infertility, cancer and birth defects.
A toxic process
Hydraulic fracturing is the process of injecting numerous chemicals and millions of gallons of water deep underground under high pressure to fracture hard rock and release trapped natural gas and oil.
Spills of wastewater can contaminate surface and ground water and in earlier research, these same scientists found that water samples collected from sites with documented fracking spills in Garfield County, Colorado, had moderate to high levels of EDC activity that mimicked or blocked the effects of the female …
Fracking should be stop before it could cause so much lives in the area where the operation is being done. We are talking about the possibility to affect the population, human life span and environmental catastrophe. The government needs to switch off fracking operations and find better alternatives that do not sacrifice human health.
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