In its recent statement, Queensland Health has declared that it suspects that increasing health problems in the southern part of the state are not due to coal seam gas (CSG) exploration.
However, a protest was carried out by Members of the Lock the Gates alliance, to highlight the condition of people residing near Tara. They affirmed that the residents are repeatedly complaining of headaches, nose bleeds, nausea and skin problems.
They have raised concerns that the encountered health problems are a result of the polluted air and water, which have been due to activities of CSG.
The alliance has highlighted that the health department is taking no action against the CSG extraction, despite an alarming health ailments.
Spokesman Drew Hutton affirmed that they have continuously put before their concerns in front of Health Minister Lawrence Springborg, so that they could look into the matter and investigate.
However, a spokesman from the health department said, “There has not been an unusual increase in patients with those symptoms and it is working with GPs to establish any patterns of illness”.
However, findings of Australian Medical Association suggest that those of people, who are living near coal gas wells, are exhibiting symptoms that are related to exposure to gas.
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