Good health is dependent on having clean air, clean water, a safe sustainable food supply and a stable climate. There are serious threats to these determinants of health from unconventional gas development.
They relate to water, land and air pollution by chemicals used and mobilised in the process, water security, degradation of productive agricultural land, community health and loss of livelihood and landscape. Methane release and leakage also inexorably adds to the greenhouse gas burden of our planet. Cumulative long-term effects risk damaging the natural systems upon which we rely for our well-being.