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It’s not just methane—meat production fills the air with noxious particulate matter too

By Shaena Montanari Photo: Pixabay
Feeding the world is a necessity, but the process doesn’t come without health risks—even in the form of air pollution. Fossil fuel combustion in cars and factories is a notorious cause of air pollution, specifically…
05/13/21
                                                               

Air pollution from farms leads to 17,900 U.S. deaths per year, study finds

By Sarah Kaplan Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg News
The smell of hog feces was overwhelming, Elsie Herring said. The breezes that wafted from the hog farm next to her mother’s Duplin County, N.C., home carried hazardous gases: methane, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide. “The odor…
05/11/21
                                                               

AGRICULTURE LINKED TO ONE-FIFTH OF U.S. AIR POLLUTION DEATHS

By Chuck Abbott Photo: David Ekstrom
Air pollution is the largest environmental mortality risk in the United States, responsible for 100,000 premature deaths annually, and one-fifth of those deaths are linked to agriculture, said research published by the National Academy of…
05/11/21