In a letter published by the British Medical Journal, 20 high profile doctors, pharmacists and public health academics said the “inherently risky” industry should be prohibited in the UK.
The letter follows a report published in the same week by Dr David McCoy and Dr Patrick Saunders for MEDACT. The report identifies direct and immediate health impacts of fracking and states that:
“While the precise level of risk to human health is indeterminate, the health hazards involved are substantial. No assurance can be given that the (UK regulatory) system is adequately robust and protective of human and ecological health”