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Smell of pigs raises blood pressure


November 9, 2012
By The Scientist Magazine

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November 9, 2012 – It would seem the smell of a hog farm is more than just an annoyance to some people; it could also have an impact on their health.

According to a study published recently in Environmental Health Perspectives, the dust, allergens, ammonia, and other volatile organic compounds that emanate from hog farms can cause a notable rise in blood pressure in nearby residents. READ MORE