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Environmental exposure and health effects from concentrated animal feeding operations.

Authors
Mitloehner-FM; Schenker-BM
Source
Epidemiology 2007 May; 18(3):309-311
NIOSHTIC No.
20032409
Abstract
Modern concentrated animal feeding operations generate sizeable amounts of manure and related emissions into water and air. These present potential harm to human health. Adverse respiratory effects have been documented among workers in these feeding operations, but there has been little research on wider environmental effects. Few conclusions are possible at this time but recent studies (including a report in this issue of Epidemiology by Radon and colleagues) suggest possible adverse effects. Respiratory outcomes of greatest concern include nasal allergies, airflow obstruction and asthma. Another concern among residents near concentrated animal feeding operations is adverse effects from malodors. The potential impact of these operations on quality of life and health needs to be documented.
Keywords
Animal-products-workers; Health-hazards; Respiratory-irritants; Respiratory-system-disorders; Feeding-study; Environmental-control; Environmental-exposure; Environmental-hazards; Environmental-health; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-industry; Cattle-industry
Contact
Department of Animal Science and Agricultural Air Quality Center; Department of Public Health Sciences and Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, University of California, Davis
CODEN
EPIDEY
Publication Date
20070501
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
mbschenker@ucdavis.edu
Funding Type
Agriculture; Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U50-OH-007550
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0014-0139
Source Name
Epidemiology
State
CA
Performing Organization
University of California - Davis
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