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Between November 2006 and May 2008, two dozen slaughterhouse workers in Minnesota and Indiana took ill with a variety of neurological and physical illnesses. Now, researchers think they know why.
The medical journal Lancet Neurology describes what happened this way: "An outbreak of neurological autoimmunity with polyradiculoneuropathy in workers exposed to aerosolised porcine neural tissue."
That's another way of saying the workers inhaled a mist of pig brain tissue and it made them very sick.
Twenty-one of those affected were from Minnesota, while the rest were from Indiana. Many, but not all, of the workers were stationed near a high-powered air compressor used to blow the brains out of pig heads. Researchers say that when workers inhaled the mist, it triggered their immune systems to attack their own nervous systems:
Originally posted by angelx666
idts, its - AEROSOL poisoning, nothing to do with pig brain, just another swine fearmongering
Technically, an aerosol is a suspension of fine solid particles or liquid droplets in a gas. *
Originally posted by caitlinfae
Good puppy.....tis the only way to be. Have a carrot on me. And as for the slaughterhouse images...that is some kind of hell right there. Who in any universe is responsible for thinking up these insane techniques? Using compressed air to blow their brains out of their skulls? I know they're dead by that point, but even so...........
Originally posted by CoffinFeeder
Would you be happier if they used sporks or maybe a weed whacker?
Originally posted by STFUPPERCUTTER
DEv , you really really love your meat huh.
i wonder how much meat you can take in at once?