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No. 401:Review of the scientific evidence of air pollution causing health effects in people living in the vicinity of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)

 

Sigsgaard, T., Frohn, L.M., Frederiksen, S., Hertel, O., Kjærgaard, S. & Schlünssen, V. 2020. Review of the scientific evidence of air pollution causing health effects in people living in the vicinity of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). . Gennemgang af de eksisterende videnskabelige undersøgelser af helbredseffekter af luftforurening hos naboer til store husdyrbrug. Aarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 62 pp. Scientific Report No. 401. http://dce2.au.dk/pub/SR401.pdf

Summary

This report reviews the literature concerning health effects of exposure to emissions from animal husbandry and health effects in people living in the vicinity of concentrated animal feeding operations. This review has shown, that there is a scarcity of studies shedding light on the association between health and neighborhood exposure to farming operations. There are a few studies on short-term effects in farming exposed susceptible groups. These studies add to the knowledge on the acute effects of the farm related exposures, but they need to be followed up by cohort studies in or-der to estimate the long-term effects of the exposures emitted from the farming operations.