Natural Gas, Oil Boom Spurs Sand Mining In Midwest

Dr. David Goldsmith is quoted in this article by Steve Karnowski, Associated Press, on the potential health hazards associated with mining and processing “frac sand,” a very fine grade of sand used in blending fracking fluids. “The link between silica dust exposure and lung diseases such as silicosis, cancer, kidney ailments, and autoimmune diseases is well-documented among unprotected workers,” according to Goldsmith. Read more

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