More on hog confinements, health effects
From Marti Carlson
Oakland, Calif., formerly of Creston
In my previous letter to the editor, I argued against large hog confinements. My argument did not provide the substantive research that I have recently come across. Consequently, I would like to share the links to Steve Wing's research on the detrimental health effects of factory farms and large animal confinements, specifically hogs.
Steve Wing received his Ph.D. in epidemiology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he is currently an associate professor. Recent work has focused on environmental injustice and health effects of ionizing radiation, industrial animal production, sewage sludge and landfills. He has collaborated on health and exposure studies with communities and workers impacted by threats to environmental and occupational health.
For more information about impacts of the North Carolina hog industry see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReMXawj4oK8; Community Health Impacts of Factory Farms: Steve Wing at TEDxManhattan
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