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Fracking Brings Big Health Concerns for Workers

Research is making it clear just how hazardous fracking can be for industry workers. Silica and benzene exposure top the list of hazards.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The story “Fracking Brings Big Health Concerns for Workers” by Roger Drouin was published on March 2, 2015. On March 3, 2015, Truthout received allegations that some content in this piece had been plagiarized by the author. We take the issue of plagiarism extremely seriously, and having investigated, we have removed this story from our site. For information on fracking and the health and safety of workers, we recommend this article at Safety + Health magazine.