Study links fracking and hospitalization

This study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University finds that people who live in certain zip codes in Pennsylvania with fracking were hospitalized more often than people who live in a "control county" that does not have fracking. The study says that the "data suggest that [fracking] wells, which dramatically increased in the past decade, were associated with increased inpatient prevalence rates within specific medical categories [dermatology, neurology, oncology, and urology] in Pennsylvania. Further studies are necessary to address healthcare costs of [fracking] and determine whether specific toxicants or combinations are associated with organ-specific responses."

For more on the study, go here and here.

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