TWENTY-FIVE PRIMARY PATHOGENS ASSOCIATED WITH A HIGH INCIDENCE OF DISEASE IN
THE1989 PREAMBLE TO THE PART 503 SLUDGE RULE
as it appeared in the Federal Register
It has been EPA's and National Academy of Science position that these disease organisms in sludge
generally only caused gastritis. This list was updated using Tabor's Medical Dictionary in the 1992 paper,
Sludge Disposal: Sanitary Landfill; Open Dump; Superfund Site.
Also see MSDS Sheets for more data on infections and safety hazards of these disease organisms.
However, the sheets are not current and there over 1,400 documented disease causing organisms.
The following Table of disease organisms was based on a litature review by EPA. However, EPA did not
review its own compost study for fungus and yeast or medical literature for fungus.
Larger 1989 Pathogen Table IX-F.1 Also see 1999 Pathogen Table