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Does fracking make people sick? In this edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Dr. Ted Them and research fellow Isaac Orr discuss the scientific research that has attempted to determine if there are health impacts due to hydraulic fracturing. Dr. Them debunks the claims of Dr. Howard Zucker, the Commissioner of the New York Department of Health who’s recommendation to the Governor resulted in New York banning hydraulic fracturing.
This podcast also explores the theory behind the studies. How are these studies being conducted, why do researchers feel the need to publish flawed research, and what value can we actually derive from studies which examine data in hindsight that do not control for a variety of factors that could lead to negative health impacts.