Chemicals used in fracking deemed harmless, study shows

Chemicals used in fracking deemed harmless, study shows

Washington Times | November 13, 2014 | by Valerie Richardson

A major class of fracking fluid is no more toxic than chemicals found in a typical household, according to a newly released University of Colorado study. The first-of-its-kind research showed that surfactants, which are used in hydraulic fracturing in five states to reduce surface tension between water and oil, also appear in everyday items such as toothpaste, laxatives, laundry detergent and ice cream.

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