'Manure flu' and other CAFO maladies

Brenda Jones, below left, ended up on a hospital respirator within hours of CAFO manure being sprayed on the field across from her rural Henry County home. Her husband Rex says Indiana politicians at all levels value money over human health.

by Steven Higgs

Eric Stickdorn routinely employs proper medical terminology when he describes the human body's reactions to life near a confined animal feeding operation (CAFO), a subject he knows intimately.

Wikipedia, for example, defines "olfactory fatigue" as "the temporary, normal inability to distinguish a particular odor after a prolonged exposure to that airborne compound." That's how Stickdorn explains the fact that, when his mouth burns from ground-level air pollution from the dairy CAFO next to his Wayne County farm, he can't even smell the manure gases.

Read more at the Bloomington Alternative.

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