Answered By: Emily Bell Last Updated: Mar 03, 2017 Views: 71
The health impacts of fracking are bound to vary locally as exposure varies, as geology varies, and as different construction and monitoring techniques are used and so on. I don't know of any studies that have attempted to quantify health impacts (always difficult) even at a local scale. EPA does plan to do research in this area: http://water.epa.gov/type/groundwater/uic/class2/hydraulicfracturing/upload/hf_study_plan_110211_final_508.pdf . More here: http://www.epa.gov/hfstudy/.
The National Institutes of Health is beginning to consider the question as well: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/2012/6/spotlight-shalegas/
There is a good background piece on fracking in CQ Researcher. Search for "fracking":
You can search Google scholar for "fracking health effects" and many studies are listed.