Mercola: Is Your Food Grown on Sewage?
- Sewage sludge, a waste product that comes from wastewater treatment facilities, is widely applied to agricultural fields as a fertilizer
- The EPA identified 352 pollutants in biosolids including metals, pharmaceuticals and flame retardants
- In a report from the U.S. Office of Inspector General, it’s concluded that the EPA is unable to assess the impact of the hundreds of unregulated pollutants applied to land via biosolids on human health and the environment
- When researchers evaluated 31 fields that had applications of sewage sludge, microplastics were found in the samples, with levels increasing on fields with higher rates of sludge applications
- While the EPA claims sewage sludge is safe, the long-term effects of sewage sludge on human health and the environment are unknown.
- ”While the EPA claims sewage sludge is safe, the long-term effects of sewage sludge on human health and the environment are unknown”
The report was the result of an audit conducted by OIG to determine whether the EPA has controls over the application of biosolids to land in order to protect human and environmental health.
OIG concluded that the EPA “lacked the data or risk assessment tools needed to make a determination on the safety of 352 pollutants found in biosolids” and noted that 61 of the identified pollutants are “acutely hazardous, hazardous or priority pollutants in other programs.10”
Men LRF:s skitspridargäng vet kanske något som OIG inte vet.
LRF:s remissvar på 2020:3 ska bli intressant att läsa.
/ Tack för allt jobb ni gör / PL