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Release: Nov. 26, 2002

I-CASH brochure, UI-ISU report on health impacts of CAFOs now available

A free brochure on the public health and community impacts of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) is now available from Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH).

The brochure summarizes research related to CAFOs, including respiratory and other illnesses, odor pollution, water quality, antimicrobial resistance and community impacts. The brochure also lists references to printed and online reports and other information related to CAFOs.

A February 2002 report, "Iowa Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Air Quality Study," produced by the University of Iowa College of Public Health and Iowa State University, has been reprinted and also is available. This report addresses public health and environmental concerns arising from air emissions from CAFOs.

To receive a copy of the brochure or the air quality report, call (319) 335-4438. Both publications are also available online through the I-CASH Web site at www.public-health.uiowa.edu/ICASH/PUBS.HTM.