Research About Local Air Pollution

In October 2014, Dr. David Carpenter, researcher at SUNY Albany, released study results about the shocking levels of air contamination (including cancer-causing compounds) at shale gas fracking sites:“Not every sample exceeded the recommended limits. But in those that did... benzene levels were 35 to 770,000 times greater than normal concentrations... Similarly, hydrogen sulfide levels above federal standards were 90 to 60,000 times higher than normal – enough to cause eye and respiratory irritation, fatigue, irritability, poor memory and dizziness after just one hour of exposure.”

Read the article from US News and World Report titled “Toxic Chemicals, Carcinogens Skyrocket Near Fracking Sites”