Fracking can produce hormone-damaging chemicals

Fracking - a method of accessing natural gas in below-ground seams - may be contaminating water in the proximity of drilling sites with hormone-disrupting chemicals.

Researchers have identified 11 endocrine disrupting chemicals in water supplies near fracking sites that block the reproductive system’s production of estrogen and androgen.

Water contaminated with these endocrine disruptors could cause reproductive, metabolic, and neurological problems if consumed, particularly in children.

Read more at University of Missouri