TAKE ACTION TODAY!

Here are action steps you can take today to protect our environment:

1. Educate Yourself
Learn about the problem with Factory Farms and how it will affect you and your family. Review the information on this site, FactoryFarm.orgIowa Citizens for Community Improvement, and the Iowa DNR.

2. Contact Elected Officials
Call, write, or e-mail your elected officials and let them know what you think. 

State Government 
State Legislators 
Local Elected Officials

3. Talk to Your Neighbors 
Help educate them and let them know how important it is that their opinions are known by local and state representatives.

4. Report Suspicious Activity 
Call Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement at 515-282-0484 immediately if you see what might be a CAFO being constructed, or if you see what might be an illegal manure dumping.

5. Support JFAN

Support JFAN's efforts by attending JFAN public meetings,volunteering, and contributing to the JFAN defense fund.

6. Join Iowa Citizens forCommunity Improvement 

This 30-year old organization is working hard to insure the quality of air and water in Iowa and is working to return local control of factory farms to the county level.


Reports

As a public service JFAN recommends the following articles to help educate you on the ongoing issues surrounding CAFO’s and their effect on health and the environment as well as viable alternatives.

Report: Threatening Iowa's Future - May 19, 2004
Iowa's Failure to Implement and Enforce the Clean Water Act for Livestock Operations
by Michele Merkel

CAFO Odor Survey Data View
(Iowa DNR Air Quality)

Increased Asthma Found Among Iowa Children Living on Hog Farms
University of Iowa News Release, Reported in Living Well 1/15-2/14 2005

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations: Public Health and Community Impacts
Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, September 2002

Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America
PEW Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production

CAFOs Uncovered
The Untold Costs of Confined Animal Feeding Operations
Union of Concerned Scientists

Environmental Defense Fund: Adverse Health Effects of Hog Production: A Literature Review

Environmental Health Impacts of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

Anticipating Hazards – Searching for Solutions
Peter S.Thorne

Health Effects of Airborne Exposures from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
Dick Heederik, Torben Sigsgaard, Peter S. Thorne, Joel N. Kline, Rachel Avery, Jacob Bønløkke, Elizabeth A. Chrischilles, James A. Dosman, Caroline Duchaine, Steven R. Kirkhorn, Katarina Kulhankova and James A. Merchant

Community Health and Socioeconomic Issues Surrounding CAFOs
Kelley J. Donham, Steven Wing, David Osterberg, Jan L. Flora, Carol Hodne, Kendall M. Thu and Peter S. Thorne

The Potential Role of CAFOs in Infectious Disease Epidemics and Antibiotic Resistance
Kelley J. Donham, Steven Wing, David Osterberg, Jan L. Flora, Carol Hodne, Kendall M. Thu and Peter S. Thorne

Monitoring and Modeling of Emissions from CAFOs: Overview of Methods
Bryan Bunton, Patrick O’Shaughnessy, Sean Fitzsimmons, John Gering, Stephen Hoff, Merete Lyngbye, Peter S. Thorne, Jeffrey Wasson and Mark Werner

Impacts of Waste from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) on Water Quality
JoAnn Burkholder, Bob Libra, Peter Weyer, Susan Heathcote, Dana Kolpin, Peter S. Thorne and Michael Wichman

CRS: Air Quality Issues and Animal Agriculture: A Primer

CRS: Air Quality and Animal Agriculture: EPA's Air Compliance Agreement

CRS: Animal Waste and Water Quality: EPA CAFO Regulation

GAO: Oversight of Food Safety Activities

GAO: Food Safety: Experience of 7 Countries Consolidating Food Safety Systems

Iowa CAFO Air Quality Study

Hydrogen Sulfide Fact Sheet

Antibiotic Resistance and CAFO's

Cesspools of Shame: How Factory Farm Lagoons and Sprayfields Threaten Environmental and Public Health

Cost of Remediation of Nitrogen-Contaminated Soils Under CAFO Impoundments

Greener Eggs and Ham: The Benefits of Pasture-Raised Swine, Poultry, and Egg Production

Community Health and Socioeconomic Issues Surrounding CAFOs
Dr. Kendall Thu and Associates

Environmental Health Impacts of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations: Anticipating Hazards - Searching for Solutions
Peter S. Thorne

Health Effects of Airborne Exposures from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
Peter S. Thorne, Joel N. Kline, & Associates

The Potential Role of CAFOs in Infectious Disease Epidemics and Antibiotic Resistance
Mary J. Gilchrist & Associates

Monitoring and Modeling of Emissions from CAFOs: Overview of Methods
Bryon Bunton & Associates

Impacts of Waste from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) on Water Quality
JoAnn Burkholder & Associates

Air Pollution Factsheet


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