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Published in TZ Latest News 26 August, 2014 by The TZ Newswire Staff

Fracking link to birth defects probed in early research

The first research into the effects of oil and gas development on babies born near wells has found potential health risks. While the findings are still preliminary, any documented hazards threaten to cast a shadow over hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — the process of blasting chemicals, sand and water deep underground to extract fuel from rock that’s helped push the U.S.

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