US scientists looking into the presence of chemicals near babies & children at fracking sites (like the Urban Drilling experiment in Arlington TX) say pollutants could permanently affect their neurodevelopment.
“The team focused on five major groups of pollutants including heavy metals, chemicals that disrupt hormone systems and particulates. These substances have been linked to effects ranging from memory, learning and IQ deficits to disorders including anxiety and schizophrenia, as well as behavioural problems including hyperactivity and aggression”.
The lead author has been quoted that the research on children’s health near oil and gas sites is “slowly emerging” but that ‘it’s only reasonable to conclude that young children with frequent exposure to these pollutants would be at high risk for neurological diseases.’
In blogging about this topic over, https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/autopsy-on-children-from-mexicos-brain-revealed-air-brain-damage-from-air-pollution/ and over, https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/intersex-bathrooms-endocrine-disruptions-the-chesapeake-bay-way/ again, I wonder if a whole generation of low IQ and aggressive/suicidal teens in the near future will be labeled in court with the defense of being disadvantaged in co-existing with frack wells in their developing years?
CNN has video/story on this subject http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/30/health/climate-change-report-pollution-dengue-heat-wave/index.html