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Authors: Eric J. Esswein, John Snawder, Bradley King, Michael Breitenstein, Marissa Alexander-Scott & Max Kiefer (2014)

May 19th, 2014 9:10 am ET  -  John Snawder, Ph.D, DABT; Eric Esswein, MSPH, CIH; Bradley King, MPH, CIH; Michael Breitenstein, BS; Marissa Alexander-Scott, DVM, MS, MPH; Kyla Retzer, MPH; Max Kiefer, MS,CIH and Ryan Hill, MPH.

Authors: Eric J. Esswein , Michael Breitenstein , John Snawder , Max Kiefer & W. and Karl Sieber (2013)

This report describes a previously uncharacterized occupational health hazard: work crew exposures to respirable crystalline silica during hydraulic fracturing.

The American National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identified exposure to airborne silica as a health hazard to workers conducting some hydraulic fracturing operations during recent field studies.

Should fracking stop?

Article in 2011 Macmillan Publishers Limited. Extracting gas from shale increases the availability of this resource, but the health and environmental risks may be too high.

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