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Ammonia Pollution From Farming May Exact Hefty Health Costs

Science  17 Jan 2014:
Vol. 343, Issue 6168, pp. 238
DOI: 10.1126/science.343.6168.238

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A new study finds that ammonia pollution linked to U.S. farming may impose human health costs that are greater than the profits earned by agricultural exports. Some analysts say the findings highlight the need to pay more attention to ammonia pollution caused by fertilizer use and livestock agriculture.

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