A new study, released this week, by the University of Colorado in Boulder found that surfactant chemicals used for fracing are no more harmful than those in your house.

The research team, which published the study in the journal Analytical Chemistry, identified the surfactants found in fracing fluid samples from Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Texas were no more dangerous than many things found in a common household, according to the university’s release. The chemicals found in the fluid samples were also commonly found in ever...


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