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Breathing in not-so-fresh air

by 5m Editor
23 November 2004, at 12:00am

CANADA - Open fields and clear-blue skies surrounding pastoral farms invoke archetypal images of health for Canadians. Farmers and livestock producers are seen as sturdy exemplars of healthy living, breathing in clean outdoor air while working the sun-dappled land — not like the majority of Canadians who are trapped on smog-choked highways struggling to get to work, who are then locked in hermetically sealed office buildings with recycled air, or those workers straining in dusty or smoke-filled factories or warehouses. But look a little more closely at the farmer, and one just may just find him or her wheezing, struggling to get a breath of air.

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