Clinical Psychologist Dr Wayne Somerville recently launched a report on the Health Impacts of CSG and Shale Gas Mining, including CSG Health Checklists and Self-Help Risk Management Tools. “Despite the rapid expansion of CSG developments, the health impacts have not been adequately researched, and effective regulations that protect public health are not in place. There is a lack of information on the chemicals used and wastes produced, insufficient data on cumulative health impacts, and a lack of comprehensive environmental monitoring and health impact assessments. In circumstances where there is insufficient evidence to ensure safety, the AMA recommends that the precautionary principle should apply. This is essential given the threat of serious and irreversible harms to human health.” Dr Steve Hambleton, President of the Australian Medical Association, May 2013

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