A new look at what’s in ‘fracking’ fluids raises red flags: Some compounds toxic to mammals

13 agosto 2014

As the oil and gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing proliferates, a new study on the contents of the fluids used raises concerns over several ingredients. The scientists say out of nearly 200 commonly used compounds in “fracking,” there’s very little known about the potential health risks of about one-third, and eight are toxic to mammals.