CDC’s Public Health Law Program Publishes Legal Research About Odor-Related Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Laws
The United States has seen a significant increase in large-scale animal farming. Large-scale animal farms are classified as either animal feeding operations or concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), depending on the number of animals housed. Odors originating from CAFOs might cause deterioration of mental health and an increased sensitivity to smell. CDC’s Public Health Law Program has released a Menu of State Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Laws Related to Odors, which examines state laws on CAFOs and the environmental odors they produce, and a Research Anthology for CAFOs and Public Nuisance Law.