Category: Public Health

biosolids risk assessment

Prion Disease Mismanaged Neurodegenerative disease is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Misinformation and mismanagement are contributing to the surge. Alzheimer’s disease alone is killing 50-100 million people now. Experts suggest that the prevalence of brain disease will quadruple by 2050, if not sooner. These projections are based on the unpopular fact that most forms of […]

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biosolids risk assessment

Prion Disease Never Isolated Mad cow disease has again raised its ugly head in the United States. Thanks to misinformation and mismanagement by government, the problem will persist. Government and industry representatives announced yesterday that an 11-year-old beef cow in Alabama tested positive for prion disease. Also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or mad cow disease, the […]

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health and sustainability

Mosquitoes Spreading Brain Disease Solutions begin with the truth. Infectious mosquitoes are a symptom of mismanaged infectious waste. There are several steps that we can take to stop the spread of Zika virus and the broader threat of neurodegenerative disease. Stop spreading misinformation. Neurodegenerative disease is infectious and millions of victims are producing tons of […]

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prion disease and TSE

Prion Disease Spreading Globally Dr. Stanley Prusiner, an American neuroscientist from the University of California at San Francisco, earned a Nobel Prize in 1997 for discovering, naming and characterizing deadly prions and prion disease. President Obama awarded Prusiner the National Medal of Science in 2010 to recognize the rising importance of his research. Unfortunately, U.S. policy on many […]

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biosolids risk assessment

Sewage Sludge Contaminating Food, Water Philadelphia is dumping tons of toxic sewage sludge near several homes in rural Pennsylvania. Families are getting sick from the toxic air alone, but they are worried about their water supplies and so should millions of people downstream. Ignored by state and federal regulators, more than 100 residents in Upper Mount Bethel Township filed […]

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prion disease and TSE

Wastewater Treatment Plants Spreading Prion Disease Norway confirmed its first cases of mad cow disease in history last week (followed by its first case of chronic wasting disease in reindeer), while Canada confirmed yet another case in Alberta today. It’s the first case to be reported in Canada since 2011. These reported cases are just the tip […]

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valley fever

Sewage Mismanagement Compounding Epidemic What happens when people and animals are exposed to infectious waste? High winds in dry places such as Arizona and California have become toxic events thanks to the reckless practice of dumping sewage sludge on land. These powerful dust storms now carry lethal doses of pathogens, which are swept away after being […]

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prion disease and TSE

CWD Transmissible Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is essentially the same as mad cow disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and other deadly prion diseases. To avoid confusion and to keep the conversation accurate, it’s best to describe all of these as prion disease. There are thousands, if not millions, of mutations of prions. No two cases […]

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health and sustainability

Infectious Waste and Disease A group of small communities in central Washington may be facing a very big problem. Doctors there are baffled by a cluster of local cases involving a birth defect known as anencephaly, in which babies are born with parts of their brain or skull missing. A study released last year by the Centers […]

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