Tag: biosolids and disease

prion disease and TSE

Wildlife Contracting Prion Disease From Humans Neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s 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. Death rates from heart disease and cancer are dropping […]

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health and sustainability

Contamination Spreading Brain Disease In Humans, Wildlife and Livestock In 1972, world leaders realized that dumping millions of tons of sewage sludge into the oceans killed entire underwater ecosystems. Some nations stopped the dumping immediately, while others did not. The U.S., for example, finally passed the Ocean Dumping Ban Act of 1988. It required dumping all municipal […]

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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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health and sustainability

Soil Contamination Threatens Public Health A simple soil test could improve the growth of your vegetables and possibly the health of your children. The Chaney-Mielke soil test will help parents determine if the soil in their yard contains enough lead to threaten the health of their children. After using leaded gasolines and paints in our […]

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