livestock lung disease

New research by the European Respiratory Society has revealed that in areas with many livestock farms, people who suffer from asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease developed twice as much pneumonia and upper respiratory tract infections than people in regions with little livestock activity.

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The Link Between Livestock Farming and Lung Disease

livestock lung disease

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New research by the European Respiratory Society has revealed that in areas with many livestock farms, people who suffer from asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) developed twice as much pneumonia and upper respiratory tract infections than people in regions with little livestock activity. The overall prevalence of pneumonia also was higher in high-density areas.

The researchers also found that the risk of contracting Q fever increased with the proximity of sheep farms or goat farms. An even stronger correlation was found between Q fever risk and the number of animals kept in the area, suggesting that mega farms could bring more environmental health risks than smaller farms.

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Cherian
2 Years Ago

No they are not treated any more amhune. (Not that I believe the majority of animals are mistreated anyways, and this is my very educated opinion).In fact, they may suffer more. How would you like to suffer through months of pneumonia like the baby calves because no one can give you a shot that would clear it up in days. Calves get pneumonia pretty easy, it's very common. There are plenty of other illnesses that animals must suffer though. Yeah, the natural remedies; I've used em, don't love em. They only help the animal kick the disease on it's own. There are some bugs (or combos of bugs) that the animal just cannot kick. Plain and simple.Organic milk is the biggest rip off in the world, along with free range eggs. City folk just don't know. They listen to peta, but they really don't know.Truth is:Free range is nothing more than a giant barn full of chickens, free to clump up in corners and peck each other to death. They get the same space (square feet per bird) as chickens in cages.Organic milk is exactly the same as regular milk. You can make the rBST argument (it's falling on deaf ears) but there are tons of stores that only sell rBST free milk. So in that case, you are getting exactly the same thing. However, if you are consuming milk from grass fed (only) cows, now that is chemically different. More omega 3 s and such.In short, buy local. Check out the farms for yourself and see if they meet your standards.


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