Monday, April 2, 2012

The Fracking Chemical of Day is Distillates, petroleum, hydrotreated light

Fracking Will Turn World Upside Down
So you want to allow FRACKING?  One of the toxic additives in Fracking Fluid is "Distillates, petroleum, hydrotreated light according to the voluntary disclosure site (keep in mind the industry is hiding most of the chemicals they use under the guise of TRADE SECRETS). Anyway, lets look at some of the inconveniences/negative health effects of one of the MILDER chemicals used in the lethal mix.   
From Wiki
Mineral turpentine is a hydrotreated light distillate of petroleum, and consists of a complex mixture of highly refined hydrocarbon distillates mainly in the C9-C16 range. The material is a colorless transparent liquid at room temperature, and immiscible to water. The liquid is highly volatile and the vapors are flammable. It can be a very dangerous inhalant. (NOTICE THAT FLAMMABLE PART?)

  • Can cause dizziness, headache, drowsiness, nausea, unconsciousness (NIOSH)
  • Dry Skin (NIOSH)
  • Can cause cough, diarrhea, sore throat, and vomiting (NIOSH)

Environmental Effects

  • The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Hazard states that it is harmful to aquatic organisms.
So, inhalation could affect any of us, as well as our pets, livestock, and every bird and animal that happens to be around. The skin issue...sure that the Natural Gas industry will want to consider this as nothing more than a MINOR inconvenience to those so afflicted, a small price to pay for supposedly cheap energy.  Ingestion...face it folks this stuff could (will) get into our water, and perhaps into our food chain, so it is not out of the question, and cannot speak for anyone else, but I do not want to be coughing while sitting on the toilet holding a pot so I can vomit.  Environmental Effects...harmful to aquatic organisms...that is jargon for DEATH, death of the basic building blocks of our aquatic food chain.

Ask what cost Natural Gas, 50 percent of which is going to end up going to China?