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Wandering Eye: Fracking linked to rise in radon, shady shit in the insurance industry again, and more

Wandering Eye: Fracking linked to rise in radon, shady shit in the insurance industry again, and more

Documentation of the dangers of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas has been mounting, with fracking shown to cause earthquakes, and now, from a new study in "Environmental Health Perspectives," it's shown to coincide with a dramatic rise in indoor radon concentrations. The radon study's findings make sense, given that radon mostly rises up in soil gas from the Earth's crust, which is disturbed by fracking activity. The researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, who noted that radon is "the second-leading cause of lung cancer worldwide," analyzed state-collected data in Pennsylvania about indoor radon concentrations from 1989 to 2013,...

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