Have you heard of fracking? Do you know that it is an extremely controversial process that uses toxic chemicals to extract oil and natural gas? Did you also know that fracking potentially exposes people to a variety of these chemicals, which include known carcinogens and endocrine disruptors with links to increasing a woman’s risk of breast cancer? Do you know that fracking chemicals can leach into water supplies and put people, living both nearby and far off in cities, at risk of a host of health harms? BCAction knows and we want you to know as well.
In the grossly under-regulated fracking industry, industry sponsored loopholes as well as a lack of common sense in both federal and state laws, leaves us all vulnerable to the health risks of fracking. And with no comprehensive studies conducted on the human or animal health impacts of fracking, we have all become part of an uncontrolled experiment without our consent.
Breast Cancer Action is extremely concerned about fracking’s impact on public health, and so is a growing movement of individuals and organizations across the country. Please join us on Monday April 29th or Tuesday April 30th to have an informative conversation about fracking, its impacts on human health and what we need to do to protect public health and stop cancer before it starts.
The rapidly growing fracking industry raises major public health concerns, especially as fracking continues in communities across the country without proper regulation. We need a precautionary, prevention-oriented approach to reducing environmental cancer risk. Natural gas and oil extraction is a toxic industry that, if left unchallenged, stands in the way of a meaningful approach to cancer prevention.
Breast Cancer Action’s own Annie Sartor, Policy and Campaigns Coordinator, will host this webinar joined by, Jennifer Krill, Executive Director of Earthworks and Karen Joy Miller, Environmental Chair New York State Breast Cancer Network, member organization Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition, Inc.
During the webinar we will:
- Describe the process of fracking and why it is harmful
- Explain how fracking introduces cancer risks into communities
- Clarify what we know about fracking and its connections to breast cancer
- Describe what a precautionary approach would look like
- Talk about how can you get involved
Join us on Monday April 29th 11am (PST)/2pm (EST) or Tuesday April 30th 2pm (PST)/5pm (EST) for this free webinar to learn about the harms of fracking and how you can get involved in challenging this toxic industry.
As our friend and fellow activist Sandra Steingraber says, “The burden of proof belongs on the shoulders of the gas industry to demonstrate safety, not on the backs of women, who will have to suffer and die in order to prove without a doubt that fracking causes breast cancer.”