Two Fermanagh-born doctors aim to present their concerns about fracking to MLAs and researchers at Stormont this Tuesday, September 30.

They have booked a room in Parliament Buildings from 5-6.30pm for their event entitled 'Public health, well-being and fracking - exploring the impact of the unconventional gas industry on public health'. The event will be live-streamed on Twitter.

Dr. Geralyn McCarron, originally from Tempo in County Fermanagh, is now a GP in Australia. In January 2013, she launched a report based on her findings on the effects that fracking has had on a rural residential community five hours drive away from her surgery in Brisbane. She will present the findings of that report to any MLAs in attendance.

Dr. McCarron's observations on the rural area include: “These families, who built their homes in clearings, are now completely surrounded by gas fields. The children are sick. The parents are sick. There is a recurring narrative of constant headaches, nose bleeds, sore red eyes, nausea, fatigue, chest pains, cough, sinus problems, rashes, tingling and numbness of limbs, collapse, fits, twitchy babies, children becoming clumsy and unsteady on their feet.” Ahead of Tuesday, she says: “As a result of this experience, I was seriously concerned when I heard plans to bring the industry to Northern Ireland.” She claims: “That such a controversial and potentially damaging development could bypass community consultation, giving people no say, is a fundamental breach of the affected communities’ human rights.” Dr. Caroll O'Dolan is a GP in Blacklion and is a member of Fermanagh Fracking Awareness Network.

Also speaking at the event is Gary McFarlane, Director of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

Dr McCarron’s paper: Dr O’Dolan will speak on the key findings of the Concerned Health Professionals of NY paper: