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Air Quality

Air Quality

Air Quality

Industrial farms, also called factory farms or CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations) pollute the air in many ways, emitting foul odors, airborne particles, greenhouse gases, and numerous toxic chemicals. In the United States and elsewhere, industrial farms are leading producers of noxious substances such as nitrous oxide and ammonia. United States farms alone produce more than 400 different gases, Fin addition to dust and airborne particles known as endotoxins generated during the handling and disposal of manure, the production and use of animal feeds, and the shipping and distribution of farm products. Air pollution from industrial farms can cause health problems in agricultural workers, in residents of neighboring communities, and in farm animals. Although strategies exist to reduce air pollution, many industrial farms do little or nothing in this regard. To learn more about the impacts of air pollution from industrial farms, click here

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