Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating the loss of enjoyment of property, and possible health hazards, experienced by residents who live by livestock feedlots. For example, Minnesota residents in Goodhue County allege that the neighboring feedlot is violating air quality standards with excessive odorous fumes. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), a regulatory body that manages feedlots and monitors air quality, has not tested for fumes like hydrogen sulfide since 2009, though its short-term monitoring found hydrogen sulfide levels that could exceed the health risk limit.
In addition to operating as the source of manure’s stench, hydrogen sulfide can cause negative health effects, like nausea, tearing of the eyes, headaches, or loss of sleep, and can exacerbate breathing problems in asthma patients, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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