TITLE

LIVESTOCK MANURE STINKS FOR INFANT HEALTH

AUTHOR(S)
Ehrenberg, Rachel
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Rachel's Democracy & Health News;1/22/2009, Issue 995, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study, conducted by economist Stacy Sneeringer, which has found an association between increased livestock production and infant deaths. Sneeringer says that ammonia, hydrogen sulfide and airborne particulate matter are all associated with livestock production. He says that exposure to the gases has been linked to respiratory distress in infants and about 80 percent of the infant deaths associated with it occurs in the first 28 days of life.
ACCESSION #
36614911

 

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