A systematic review of the public health risks of bioaerosols from intensive farming
Population growth, increasing food demands, and economic eﬃciency have been major driving
forces behind farming intensiﬁcation over recent decades. However, biological emissions (bioaerosols) from intensiﬁed livestock farming may have the potential to impact human health. Bioaerosols from intensive livestock farming have been reported to cause symptoms and/or illnesses in occupational-settings and there is concern about the potential health eﬀects on people who live near the intensive farms. As well as adverse health eﬀects, some potential beneﬁcial eﬀects have been attributed to farm exposures in early life. The aim of the study was to undertake a systematic review to evaluate potential for adverse health outcomes in populations living
near intensive livestock farms.