Fracking is linked to breast cancer: Chemicals used in high-pressure oil and gas extraction cause uncontrolled cell division.

 

  • Previous research reveals cancer is caused by uncontrolled cell division
  • This occurs when mice are exposed to chemical levels of those in fracking areas
  • Fracking involves drilling into the earth before inserting a high-pressure mixture
  • Although this releases gas and oil, chemicals can contaminate local water 
  • One in eight women in the US and UK develop breast cancer at some point
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