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Old 10-22-2023, 05:55 PM
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Hi there, would like to see if anyone can shed some light on which would be a better option when choosing housing if the home is located near an upcoming LG EV battery manufacturing plant 7 miles away versus a home backing to a busy road and a couple of concrete/cement plants 2.5 miles away.

I tried doing some research and found both the cities in which the industries are located, have policies in place to keep the emissions within limits, however, I know there will be toxicity impact/environmental impact. The LG battery plant claims to be a newer technology plant that is designed to be clean and environmentally friendly.

Given the current housing market, at least in the Phoenix metro area, it has been hard to find a house that is not near any manufacturing industries or factories.
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Old 10-24-2023, 09:54 AM
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Dusty environments contribute to lung damge. Cf- coal miner's lung, silicosis, bagassosis (molassis workers) or byssinosis (cotton mill workers) etc. COPD defined by decreases in pulm function tests has about a 10% rate of incidencee among the general population, but occurs in 75% of cement plant workers (!!) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33345327/

But luckily, dust levels decrease by the square of the distance from the source, so even living just across the street from a plant probably doesn't affect ambient dust levels much anyways. Street traffic produces more dust than the plants....and MotherNature herself is pretty sloppy-- I have more dust in my house now living in rural WI than I did when I lived a mile from the intersection of I 55 & I 294 in Chicago.

Car tires lose about one layer of rubber molecules for ever revolution (classic example of a "Fermi Solution"). Multiply that by 1000 revs for every km driven times how many cars on the road and you've got a heckuvalot of rubber in the air in busy cities, not to mention the wear on the pavement and other sources of dust.

Those factories aren't that big a problem.

Bigger enviro problem in Phoenix-- water. Keep your priorities in order.
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Old 11-02-2023, 08:11 AM
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It's an environmental hazard waiting to happen. All it takes is one accident for a chain reaction to happen to due chemical reaction.
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