Tough to Breath Tuesday


Researchers said that over a dozen infant deaths in one Utah basin over the last year may be related to a recent increase in oil drilling.

In a Sunday report, the Denver Post talked to scientists about the possibilities that the dead babies were “victims of air pollution fed by the nearly 12,000 oil and gas wells in one of the most energy-rich areas in the country.”

“I suspect it is real — that there is a relationship,” University of Missouri School of Medicine researcher Susan Nagel, Ph.D, told the Post.

“Scads of medical studies have concluded that air pollution can harm embryos. Drilling is a documented contributor to that pollution. It is a given that some of the harmful chemicals released in drilling, like benzene, toluene and xylenes, can cross the placental barrier and cause heart, brain and spinal defects,” the paper points out.



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10 Responses to Tough to Breath Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    I think Baby Boopers pictured above is not too keen on this fossil fuel, killing babies thing.
    All the more reason to leave oil where it is and re-purpose the oil industry to renewable’s.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Russia reverting to 19th century.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    Drippy out. Too much for stick walking, at least today.


  4. David B. Benson says:

    Honors student Miss Alice started oboe in 5th grade.


  5. jim hitchcock says:

    There’s gonna be a game 7.


  6. David B. Benson says:

    Percussion concert. Final piece included 4 pianos.



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