Inhaling Pig-Brain Mist: Occupational Hazard for Slaughterhouse Workers

Published by PETA.

When your full-time job is extracting brains from pigs’ heads, irreparable trauma and polyradiculoneuropathy are all in a day’s work. Polyradic … huh?

Polyradiculoneuropathy is a painful nerve disorder that attacks the peripheral nerves and the spine nerve roots. Earlier this month, a study revealed that 24 slaughterhouse workers had developed the disease after inhaling pig-brain tissue mist.


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We always knew that working at a slaughterhouse messes with your head, but now we can say it actually attacks your brain.

Written by Logan Scherer

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