Air quality – odour
Livestock and their manures/slurries emit odours which some people may find offensive. In some circumstances strong odours can cause a statutory nuisance, however, following good practice can minimise impacts.
Code of Conduct for Odour Complaints (pig and poultry farms)
H4 Odour Management: How to comply with your environmental permit (Environment Agency)
The intensity and dispersion of odours is very complex. The science of measuring odour is called olfactometry.
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