After their scaremongering tactics on the threat of fracking the Lakes district (no chance as there is no gas there) they tried to claim that silica aka sand was carcenogenic .
They couldn’t wriggle their way out of it https://michaelroberts4004.wordpress.com/2015/11/22/friends-of-the-earth-get-sand-in-their-eyes/
Here a Canadian chemists considers the claims that fracking fluids are carcenogenic and has a turkey shoot doing so.
but before you read at your leisure here are some chemicals used by anti-frackers that do cause cancer
Last night I was forwarded a tweet that absolutely demanded a response. It was from that friend of science Robert F Kennedy Jr. and said “New Study: CA frak chemicals are linked to cancer, mutations and hormone disruption”. The study in question provides a case-study for science communicators and journalists alike on how activist scientists can misconstrue and miscommunicate scientific risks in order to achieve political aims. The report is titled California’s Fracking Fluids: The Chemical Recipe and the report was prepared by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). I invite readers who are unwilling to wade through the entire torrid text to browse the Executive Summary at the EWG web site. Having done so I welcome you to come back and join me as I look into the claims in a much more nuanced manner and consider the actual information provided in context.
While the others are away reading…
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