Fracking: Health

Department of Health written question – answered on 4th July 2017.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the findings of the Medact report, A public health assessment of shale gas in England, published in July 2016.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Public Health England (PHE) reviews the evidence base on the health impacts of chemical and radiological emissions associated with shale gas extraction as it emerges, considering the available evidence as a whole.

The 2016 MEDACT report is one of a large number of publications PHE is currently considering.

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