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Odors from CAFO's may contain 170 separate chemical substances
16 July 2008

Scientific studies are beginning to prove what neighbors to factory farms know well—manure lagoons emit toxic airborne chemicals that can result in human health problems. Air pollutants like hydrogen sulfide and ammonia can cause both immediate and long-term respiratory problems.

  • Confined Livestock Air Quality Committee of the USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force, Air Quality Research and Technology Transfer White Paper and Recommendations for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, Washington, D.C. (July 12, 2000), p. 7.
  • A documentary about the impacts of industrial farming on ecosystems, our air, soil, water, human health, and Animal Wellbeing provided by The Michigan Chapter of The Sierra Club
  •  Environmental Articles

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