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FRACKING WITH OUR HEALTH, the health impacts of gas extraction | DEA AfterHours

27 July, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEST

AfterHours Webinar: FRACKING WITH OUR HEALTH, the health impacts of gas extraction. event details

About The Webinar

Fracking and other forms of gas extraction are known to have multiple detrimental impacts on human health. There are direct impacts from the process itself, like air and water pollution, and gas also contributes to global warming and the climate crisis, which is the greatest health threat facing humanity.

Despite this, Gas is big business in Australia. Australia is the largest exporter of LNG in the world and the industry continues to expand into new territory like the Beetaloo Basin and the Scarborough Gas field.

This webinar looks at the many serious effects of gas on human health.

For children, this includes birth defects, childhood cancers and asthma. For adults, this includes heart failure, heart attacks, chronic lung disease, many cancers and mental illness. These effects are often most felt locally and there is an ongoing struggle for First Nations peoples across this country, who work to protect their land and communities from harm.

Facilitated by Dr Kate Wylie, the webinar will feature experts in this field.

  • Professor Melissa Haswell: Professor of Practice in Environmental Wellbeing at the Sydney Uni,
  • Mr Jacob Hegedus: Research Assistant, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy and Services at Sydney Uni and Gumbaygnnirr man from the Northern Rivers whose community fought against fracking of their land and won, and
  • Dr Arnagretta Hunter: Human Futures Fellow ANU College Health and Medicine.

Join for an informative and engaging deep dive into gas and health.

AfterHours are free, open to everyone and are CPD accredited activities for RACGP and ACCRM.



Date / Time: 27 July 20237.30pm AEST

Location: Online



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27 July, 2023
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