WASTE LAGOONS

HOG FARMS

IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT

Ammonia emissions from hog farms react with other gases in the air to form fine particle pollution, a public health threat linked to decreased lung function, cardiovascular ailments and most seriously, premature death.It can also contaminate the ground water and kills the fish .

IMPACT ON CLIMATE

based on the article "Methane Causes Vicious Cycle In Global Warming" "methane in the atmosphere also creates ground-level ozone. And ozone isn't only bad for human health; it also contributes to global warming. Shindell recently totaled up all the effects of methane emissions and realized that the heating effect is more than 60 percent that of carbon dioxide's."so to put it short methane plays a role in the global, warming cycle which is not good for us. and methane comes from waste of animals so waste from waste lagoons is not doing us any favors .

IMPACT ON HUMANS

The risks to humans were believed to be minor.

“Right now, the biggest problem would be for people that had waste rush over their well head, especially if the well wasn’t properly constructed,” On slow Health Department director Danny Jacob said. He encouraged residents to bring in water samples for testing if they are concerned about contamination. this passage taken from "The impact of hog farms" shows that the impact of waste lagoons on people is not very high but it can be harmful to our water .

SO WHAT SHOULD WE DO

Personally i think we should regulate where the hog farms are and we should help pick up the waste from the hogs and our city should filter our water well . lastly we should limit the amount of hogs in a farm
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