Babies Born Near Oil and Gas Wells Are Up to 70% More Likely to Have Congenital Heart Defects, New Study Shows

July 19th, 2019

by Julia Conley

“Biologist Sandra Steingraber was among the experts on the dangers of fossil fuel extraction who pointed to the study as the latest evidence that allowing oil and gas wells to operate, especially near communities, is a public health hazard.” Steingraber is quoted in Common Dreams’ coverage of a new study documenting links between proximity to fracking and infant congenital heart defects. Read the article