Increased awareness about using a highly technical process called hydraulic fracturing to recover natural gas trapped deep within the Marcellus shale has created questions about related human-health and environmental impacts. Associated arguments, both pro and con, have often been subjective, emotional, and unscientific. This publication by the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) provides the facts about fracking while addressing the basic questions and concerns.
It is published in a consumer-friendly, Q&A brochure format, and based on the peer-reviewed book Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus Shale: Water and Health, Facts vs. Fiction authored by Dr. Theodore F. Them, and the adapted, companion academic summary, Fracking and Health: facts vs. fiction. Both books are published by the American Council on Science and Health.
The pamphlet is designed in a 4in x 9in brochure format that fits perfectly in a #10 envelop, and is the perfect mailer insert or educational handout.