Environmental and Health Issues With Anaerobic Manure Lagoons

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ARE INCLUDED IN A SALES PRESENTATION BY A U.S. DCOMPANY SELLING EQUIPMENT TO INTENSIVE FARMERS I.E. THIS IS “A SLURRY FRIENDLY VOICE”. Toxic Fumes The decomposition of manure in lagoons by anaerobic bacteria produces toxic airborne compounds, which can be harmful to human health and the environment. A study performed in North …

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Useful Link / Information: Potential health risks associated with the persistence of Escherichia coliO157 in agricultural environments

Escherichia coli serotype O157 is a virulent human pathogen the global incidence of which has increased. It has been demonstrated that cattle are the primary reservoir of this pathogen. This has serious implications for the land-based disposal of organic wastes such as cattle manure, cattle slurry and abattoir waste. Further, it also has serious ramifications …

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