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Posted Thu Sep 10 2009: from NUVO Newsweekly:
Downwind of the big dairy farm
...On a warm August day at the Stickdorn's farm, Eric Stickdorn reaches down, tears off a few blades of grass from the back lawn of their farmhouse, and tosses them in the air. A light breeze blows the grass at an angle toward the neighboring dairy. "That's pretty much south, maybe a little southeast," Stickdorn says. It's a good day. "That's why we're not smelling anything," he explains... Within a month after the odor from Samuel Lantz' cattle began to permeate the Stickdorn's house in October 2003, both Eric and Lisa Stickdorn developed some new and disturbing symptoms. "We began to experience a lot of coughing and had fluid in our lungs," Eric says. "We started having mysterious joint and tendon pains. We had [earaches] and headaches. We had really bad shortness of breath." A fatigue crept over Lisa. She'd been exercising hard on top of her farm work. "I thought I just overdid it. I quit exercising and still felt really, really tired. I couldn't figure it out."
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'Doc Michael says:
Glad the closest I get to a dairy farm is a glass of milk!
A far cry from Betsy supplying the neighbors. This is a wrong-sized factory farming story, but it's also a story about bad neighbors. Investigative reportage at the local level at its most personal. Well worth the time to read in full. --Michael

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