Letters Shale gas extraction

Public Health England’s reply to editorial on its draft report on shale gas extraction

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3280 (Published 19 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3280
  1. John Harrison, director1,
  2. Paul Cosford, director for health protection and medical director2
  1. 1Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, Public Health England, Didcot OX11 0RQ, UK
  2. 2Public Health England, London, UK
  1. john.harrison{at}phe.gov.uk

Law and colleagues comment on Public Health England’s (PHE’s) draft report on potential public health impacts of exposures to chemical and radioactive pollutants as a result of shale gas extraction.1 2 Three of the authors also reviewed health risks associated with shale gas exploitation, and their conclusions regarding risks identified and the need for further monitoring of emissions …

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