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Unformatted text preview: catalogued the social, ecological, and health ills caused by these factory farms. Among their concerns were the contamination of air and drinking water by CAFO waste products like ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, nitrates, phosphates, and particles contaminated with a wide range of microorganisms and bacterial endotoxins. Indeed, communities living near CAFOs were found to be at higher risk for inflammatory asthma and exposure to "concentrations of hydrogen sulfide and ammonia that exceed US EPA recommendations." Given that CAFOs produce over 1.6 billion tons of animal waste per year, as the Government Accountability Office reported in 2008, it comes as no surprise that some of that waste would end up places we'd rather it not. The authors also warned of an "intensified r...
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