Doctor Gag Order in Pennsyvania on Fracking Chemicals
In the state of Pennyslvania which sits on a large deposit of natural gas the Marcellus Shale doctors have been gagged and ordered not to reveal information to their patients about the effect of fracking chemicals.
The new law called Act 13 of 2012 is an amendment to Title 58 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes. This law will prevent doctors from speaking to epidemiologists, pediatricians for children and other health officials and stops them from consulting with each other!!
As a doctor takes their Hippocratic oath they also agree to diagnose and prevent harm to other human beings but now they are prevented from doing so for their patients and the public.
There are 650 deadly chemicals used in gas fracking and 5,255 gas wells in Pennsylvania while dozens are added each week since the gas company’s receive full open access to drill anywhere and anytime totally unregulated by the EPA.
Pennyslvania doctors are now gagged from speaking about 73 specific diseases related to gas fracking toxicity in the gas company chemicals. The law is without precedent and will hamper health officials from collecting data that would protect the public’s health.
The law violates all codes of ethics in medicine, violates all moral laws and violates the rights of citizens to know anything about their own health and causes of their diseases.
Fracking chemicals are not stored properly when gas companies try to cut corners, save money on their damage to the environment and cause permanent damages to drinking water that can never be removed. People may be drinking fracking chemicals and not even know it is in their well water or tap water and is definitely harming people’s health.
Doctors are now forbidden from talking about the toxic sludge chemicals from Gas Company Fracking.
A state of Pennsylvania passed last month will gag the practice of medicine which is prohibited from mentioning the side effects of fracking chemicals on those who have been exposed.
Fracking chemicals are used to extrude the natural gas from a thousand feet below the earth’s surface and they are extremely toxic and deadly while making their way into the drinking water.
Chemicals Used in Gas Fracking are unregulated and include:
These chemicals which are all carcinogens that cause cancer, will also cause dizziness, headaches, and the toxic mix causes drowsiness.
Large gas companies have pumped over 32 million gallons of deadly chemicals used in the gas fracking process.
The chemicals are disrupting underground plates that are not only causing earthquakes but are also making their way into the aquifer eventually poisoning ground water and more importantly drinking water for citizens.
The aquifer is a wet underground layer of permeable rock, gravel sand or silt from which ground water is extracted by wells.
**** Under the Bush administration, Vice President Dick Cheney who profits from his interests in Halliburton gas and oil exploitation, was successful in exempting gas fracking from any environmental laws.
The Moderate Voice Pennsylvania Gags Physicians
“A new Pennsylvania law endangers public health by forbidding health care professionals from sharing information they learn about certain chemicals and procedures used in high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing. The procedure is commonly known as fracking.
Fracking is the controversial method of forcing water, gases, and chemicals at tremendous pressure of up to 15,000 pounds per square inch into a rock formation as much as 10,000 feet below the earth’s surface to open channels and force out natural gas and fossil fuels.” end quote