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E-M:/ Canadian Medical Assoc. Agrees with Michigan State Med Soc on CAFO's

Enviro-Mich message from "Anne Woiwode" <anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org>

The Michigan State Medical Society may have kicked off a trend when it
adopted its resolution calling for a moratorium on new concentrated animal
feeding operations (CAFOs) in Michigan.  Now, the Canadian Medical
Association is following suit.  In a vote on Wednesday at their national
meeting, the Canadian doctors' association asked for a moratorium on new hog
CAFOs until the extent of the potential health risks posed by these
facilities is fully investigated. One doctor quoted in a CBC report said:

"he's concerned because doctors don't know enough about what damage is done.
"They want to look at the transmissibility of infection into the community
from overburdened production, water quality and other environmental issues,"
he said."

Anne Woiwode

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