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Industrial Farming Linked to Respiratory Disease in Rural Communities

By Beyond Pesticides

Rural communities in the U.S. risk dangerous exposure to agricultural toxins linked to increased rates of respiratory disease, new study shows.

Rural populations in the U.S., a new study finds, are particularly at risk for agriculture-related exposures associated with respiratory diseases and other kinds of airway inflammation.

The exposures include those to pesticides, livestock facilities, smoke from biomass burning, agricultural dust and endotoxin.

The study paper also looked at potential protective roles for dietary docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid, and for raw milk consumption (early in life)…

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