OSHA Hazard Alert: Silicosis in fracking workers

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An official US Government warning about the "sand" used by fracking workers

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identified exposure to airborne silica as a health hazard to workers conducting some hydraulic fracturing operations during recent field studies.

Click below for the complete report. This isn't just "fracktivists" talking.... (And, there's no reason to believe that only the workers themselves are at risk.)

Publication Date: 
August 1, 2012
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