“Those working in the Agriculture industry also have higher rates of cancer and diseases such as ALS (Lou Gherrigs disease.”
Actually lower cancer rates. I’m part of a long term study that is looking at that exact issue for farmers and those in ag related industries. Lower overall cancer rates, but higher for a few kinds.
Where I live, in SW Nebraska, the cancer rates are above average. I have lived in many areas of the lower 48, but I have never noted so many individuals in one geographic area having cancer of one form or another. The rate of occurrence is perhaps dependent upon individual levels of duration, exposure, and genetics, as well as variables in regional climate.
I have a friend here who has lost 3 of her brothers to ALS - which although the disease is typical to a genetic disorder, there may be environmental triggers.