A new study found that air pollution from meat, dairy and egg production causes approximately 12,700 premature deaths in the United States annually. Of the estimated mortality, 5,800 or 46% is attributable to the production of beef and dairy, while the pork, chicken and egg industries caused an estimated 3,300, 1,300 and 600 deaths, respectively.
The study, led by Nina Domingo, a PhD graduate student at the University of Minnesota in the United States, highlighted that harmful fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) pollution could come from tillage, animal livestock dust, field burning, or tractors’ exhaust, as well as fertilizer and animal waste.
The study states that a significant 83% of
air-quality-related deaths could be prevented by adopting a vegan diet. Our
gratitude for this important study, Nina Domingo and all scientists involved.
For the well-being of all, may humanity urgently embrace the life-sustaining
plant-based diet, in God’s brilliance.