Factory Farms Causing Asthma In Farm Kids

A new University of Iowa study has found that children raised on hog farms have a higher rate of asthma than children who are not. Interestingly, children raised on hog farms where antibiotics were added to the feed had an even higher rate of asthma. The study tested 644 kids from age 0 to 17 and found that a shocking 55.8 percent of children living on antibiotic treated hog farms had at asthma symptoms, compared to only 26.2 percent of children on farms that do not raise hogs. The study also found that the larger the size of the hog farm, the greater the incidence of asthma. Learn more…

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