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Main Title Air quality and livestock farming /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Aland, Andres,
Banhazi, Thomas,
Hartung, Jörg,
Publisher CRC Press, an imprint of Taylor and Francis,
Year Published 2018
Call Number SF140.C57A37 2018
ISBN 9781315738338
Subjects BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General ; NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection ; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General ; Agricultural pollution ; Livestock--Climatic factors
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Edition First edition.
Collation 1 online resource (412 pages).
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Air quality has a direct influence on health, welfare and production performance of livestock as the high concentrations of noxious gases, dust and airborne microorganisms are likely to reduce production efficiency and the general welfare of farm animals. Long term exposure to particulates in livestock buildings might also affect the respiratory health of farm workers. Dust in animal buildings contains many biologically active substances such as bacteria, fungi, endotoxins and residues of antibiotics (as a result of veterinary treatments) that are suspected to be hazardous to human health. Furthermore, air pollutants emitted from livestock buildings can reduce air, water and soil quality and can potentially undermine the health of nearby residents. Airborne emissions include ammonia, methane, nitrous oxide, particulates like dust and microorganisms. In addition, other potentially harmful substances such as heavy metals, antibiotic residues and components of disinfectants might be also emitted from livestock building that are potentially damaging to ecosystems. In this book, key aspects of agricultural air quality, such as monitoring, managing and reducing airborne pollutants in and around livestock facilities are reviewed. This book will be useful for farming professionals, academics, students, policy makers, business leaders, regulatory bodies and agricultural consultants.