Endocrine-disrupting activity linked to birth defects, infertility near fracking sites

A controversial oil and natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses many chemicals that can disrupt the body’s hormones, according to new research accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s journal Endocrinology.Endocrine-disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, are substances that can interfere with the normal functioning of the endocrine system. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News […]

Study tracks health effects of fracking chemicals

“Chemicals used in fracking could cause infertility, cancer and birth defects,” the Daily Mail has reported. The story comes from a study that examined whether 12 of the chemicals used in “fracking” (a method of gas and oil extraction) can disrupt the action of human sex hormones. The study also looked at hormone-disrupting properties in […]