Dr. Beth Ewaskowitz’s son tested positive for extraordinarily high levels of fracking-associated chemicals in his blood. He lives surrounded by fracking wells in the town of Erie, Colorado. Dr. Ewaskowitz raises the important point that current government-regulated permissible levels of chemical contaminants may not take into account children’s small bodies and the accumulative effect of chemical emissions from the fracking wells surrounding Erie’s homes and schools.
I grew up in a town in the outback of Australia known for having a cancer cluster associated with chemical pesticides. There was a markedly high incidence of childhood leukemia, including one of my classmates in Elementary school. Back then, we didn’t have social media to advocate for our town. Now we do.
Dr. Ewaskowitz is working with other local citizens and a reputable lab to set up affordable lab testing so that we can get our kids tested. Information on this will follow in our forum and we will try and post it online at various local groups and spread the word. If you have positive blood test results or are interested in getting tested, please reply here. You can create an account in the town forum, which is anonymous if you wish to keep your name private.