New hazard from manure

As far as I know this is the first indication manure’s odor may be unhealthy in the feedlot concentrations we face these days, a new incentive for drying and bio-conversion.

Farm smells can cause real stink

Ammonia and other smelly gases from farm animals can attach to dust particles, forming an unpleasant and unhealthy mix…

Aside from the stink problem, the gassy particles may pose human health risks.

“Particles smaller than 10 micrometres can penetrate into the large upper branches just below the throat where they are caught and removed by coughing and spitting or by swallowing,” says Lee.

“Also, particles smaller than 2.5 micrometres can get down into the deepest portions of human lungs and can cause respiratory disease.”