Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A little ethylbenzene or styrene in your tea?

iReport — Pennsylvania and Louisiana urban natural gas comunities, take note: Tx Dept of State Health JUST released partial report of testing of a measly 28 people in the Barnett Shale gas field and found toxins in blood and urine samples in the town of Dish Texas where 11 pipelines merge and many wells were fracked using mostly salt (brine) and a very small amount of carcinogens, including ethylbenzine, styrene and toulene and N-N-dimenthloformide. Would you like that in your tea? Or in your kids drinking water? Yes, I do like the convenience of natural gas heating my home in cold winters, but can't we find gas where it is not near our drinking supply?

Let's take a close look at this report as it becomes available and ask the questions: Are the levels found in the Dish Texas residents greater than the general public? Is it conclusive that these people with toxins in their bodies were exposed to fracking fluids? Did the contamination come from the air? water? or both? What about the children? Why were no children tested? Why wern't more people tested? 28, is that enough for a test?? What are the amounts of the toxins in the people tested and how does that compare to "tolerable" levels? Where is Erin Brockovich when you need her?

Please come to my house for tea...any takers?