LINKS
                                             SLUDGE WEBSITES
National Sludge Alliance Fact
Sheets

http://journals.aol.com/nsa1025/National
SludgeAlianceFactSheets/
Perelandra Health Watch 3A
SEWAGE SLUDGE/“BIOSOLIDS”
A Health and Environmental Crisis and Scandal
http://www.perelandra-ltd.com/AB1473/webpage.
cfm?WebPage_ID=313&DID=8
Our Stolen Future
Flame retardants: Persistent pollutants in
land-applied sludges
http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/NewScience
/oncompounds/PBDE/2001haleetal.htm
Researchers Link Increased Risk Of Illness To
Sewage Sludge Used As Fertilizer
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/07/0207
30075144.htm

Virginia,
Loudoun
Neighbors Against Toxic Sludge (NATS)
Loudoun County, Virginia

http://www.loudounnats.org/
Pennsylvania Environmental Network

http://penweb.org/
http://www.wastenews.com/headlines2.html?id=1112804396 from  Helane Shields, sludge researcher,
Alton, NH  (PO Box 1133, Alton, NH 03809 – phone 603-875-3842    Email:
hshields@worldpath.net

Here are web pages where you can learn about other sludge victims all over the country . . . . and a
friend has put my Sludge Victims as of Sept. 2002 on CD -- please email your mailing address if you
would like a  copy of the CD  I am presently working on the latest update which will include all the new
cases from Oct. 2002 - Fall 2003.

http://www.sludgevictims.net   (SLUDGE VICTIMS UP TO MAY 2001) victims
up to  Sept. 2002 available on CD -- victims Sept. 2002 – Fall 2003 – available in hard copy . . . .

http://cwmi.css.cornell.edu/Sludge/INCIDENTS.htm    (Cornell  (University)
Waste Management Institute - Ellen Z. Harrison, Director)

Ellen Harrison discusses  reporting of sludge health problems with PA sludge administrator Hess:
http://pa_sludge.tripod.com/HarrisontoHess-200208.html   


VIRGINIA - MORE SLUDGE VICTIMS     EXCELLENT  WEB SITE:
http://www.loudounnats.org/
http://www.loudounnats.org/facts.htm    scroll down to bottom of page and see pictures of cows in
Florida grazing in sludged fields  

CITIZENS FOR SLUDGE FREE LAND   
http://www.sludgefacts.org/

Over 50 documents including

peer reviewed published research  of Dr. David L. Lewis, et al, regarding adverse health effects
suffered by neighbors of sludge sites;

Georgia – Boyceland Dairy v. City of Augusta – toxic sludge poisons the land and kills the cattle –
fraudulent data used by defense regarding level of pollutants in the sludge;

Sludge company Synagro attacks on Dr. Lewis in an effort to silence him . . . .

Dr. David L. Lewis- former EPA microbiologist – driven from his job by corrupt EPA administrators and
a vindictive waste industry because of his research on adverse health effects from exposure to
sewage sludge . . .

http://www.whistleblowers.org/epawhistleblowers.htm#1

SLUDGE MYTHS AND REALITIES:  http://www.safewatergroup.org/Specials/sludge_spreading-myth-
reality.htm

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NOVEMBER 2004  - NEW HAMPSHIRE SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS LOCAL CONTROL OVER
SLUDGE SPREADING – SAYS COMMUNITY CAN BAN CLASS B –
http://journals.aol.com/sludgescience/SludgeScience/
"Under the federal Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to
approve state sludge management programs. 33 U.S.C. § 1345 (2000); 40 C.F.R. § 501.1(b). States
must meet the minimum requirements set forth under the federal regulations to gain approval. 40 C.F.
R. § 501.1(c). The regulations provide that:
Nothing in this part precludes a State or political subdivision thereof . . . from adopting or enforcing
requirements established by State or local law that are more stringent or more extensive than those
required in this part or in any other federal statute or regulation."
http://www.courts.state.nh.us/supreme/opinions/2004/thaye134.htm

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First of all, see NEW HAMPSHIRE pages  of my Victims sludge pack regarding
sludge death of Shayne Michael Conner, and sickness suffered by other members of the Marshall
family and their neighbors in Greenland,  NH.
http://www.sludgevictims.net

SEE this web site re settlement with substantial cash payment by sludge company, Synagro:
JANUARY 2001
http://www.whistleblowers.org/release_SludgeSettle.htm
TOXIC SLUDGE PRODUCER PAYS HISTORIC SETTLEMENT
Whistleblower Group Requests that Settlement Terms Be Made Public


SLUDGE COMPANY, SYNAGRO, PAYS UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT TO PARENTS OF SHAYNE
MICHAEL CONNER,  TO SETTLE LAWSUIT REGARDING THIS 26-YEAR OLD MAN WHO DIED FROM
RESPIRATORY FAILURE SHORTLY AFTER SEWAGE SLUDGE WAS SPREAD ON FIELDS NEAR HIS
HOME IN GREENLAND, NH.

New Hampshire sludge death:

In the dark of night in October 1995, a convoy of tractor trailer trucks from Waste
Management/Wheelabrator/Biogro (now owned by Synagro) rolled through a sleeping residential
neighborhood in Greenland, New Hampshire, and dumped hundreds of tons of biologically active "lime
stabilized" Class B sewage sludge from Portland, Maine, on adjacent hay fields. Residents of the
neighborhood awoke to a stomach-wrenching stench, which was followed by a couple of weeks later
by death for a 26-year old man, Shayne Michael Conner and weeks and months of sickness for other
people in the
neighborhood.
http://members.aol.com/LewisDaveL/Proceedings.htm

Proceedings of National Science Foundation Workshop. College Park, Maryland. April 10-11, 2000


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ANOTHER SLUDGE DEATH:
I would like to particularly direct your attention to the  following article, which deals with the death of a
Pennsylvania boy, Tony Behun, who rode his dirt bike through a sludged strip mine and died 8  days
later from a severe staphyloccocus infection -- staph is a ubiquitous pathogen known to be in sewage
and sludge -
http://www.post-gazette.com/healthscience/20000611sludge4.asp


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JANUARY 2003 TENNESSEE

http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/ArticleDetail.asp?Category=LOCALNEWS&ID=18848
JANUARY 2003 LAWSUIT:  INHALING HUMAN WASTE CAUSES ILLNESS

By Chris Garland Erwin Bureau
ERWIN - A $4.5 million suit has been filed against the Erwin Utility District and others that alleges a
man became sick after inhaling human waste dust from sludge.

The complaint alleges that Michael Seth Jones' health has deteriorated significantly since he began
his employment with the Loves. He was taken to  the emergency room April 8, 2001, with chest and
arm pain, shortness of breath, "and a feeling that he was choking on mucus." The cause of Michael
Seth Jones' health problems was not identified at that time, despite
a thorough examination, according to the lawsuit.

In February 2002, he underwent a sternotomy so that cultures could be taken
from his lungs. During the procedure, Michael Seth Jones' thymus, as  well as a large mediastinal
mass, were removed.

The lung biopsies, according to the complaint, found several abnormalities, including Enterococcus
Faecalis in his left lung and Nocardia in  his right lung. Enterococcus Faecalis is a "rare gram-positive
streptococcus  (bacteria) species found in sewage sludge." Nocardia, the  complaint said, is "a
bacteria found specifically in human waste."

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DECEMBER 2002
VICTIMS SUFFER NAUSEA, HEADACHES, BURNING EYES, EARS AND
THROATS, COUGHS, FATIGUE, RASHES AND SKIN LESIONS, CHRONIC SINUS AND RESPIRATORY
PROBLEMS, EAR INFECTIONS AND DISCHARGES, CHEST PAIN, CHRONIC DIARRHEA, SORE
THROATS, SWOLLEN LYMPH NODES, ROTAVIRUS, FEVERS, PNEUMONIA . . ""Once we set a
standard that you can't dump B sludge in a place where it's going to affect people, the practice is
going to be sharply
restricted," Guest said. "Wherever (sludge companies) go, the precedent's been  set.""

FLORIDA:
Group sues over sludge
National Earthjustice backs DeSoto County residents' groundbreaking suit
By SCOTT CARROLL

http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2002212120396&Profile=1060

STAFF PHOTO / ROD MILLINGTON /
rod.millington@heraldtribune.com Ellen Harrison, notepad in hand, one of the
country's leading scientific experts on sewage sludge, has taken water and soil samples at properties
near where sludge has been dumped in DeSoto County. Property owners Tanya Bond, back left,
Molly Bowen, back center, Joe Fernandez, and Lawrence Paquin, front right, are upset by sludge
contaminants around their homes. Eric Giroux, front center, is an
attorney with Earthjustice.

Illnesses cited in suit
The 17 DeSoto County residents suing sludge companies and ranchers say the treated human waste
spread in their neighborhood is making them sick.
Among the illnesses cited in the lawsuit:
a.. Diane Ballard gets severe fevers, diarrhea, pneumonia and pleurisy and had a cyst removed from
her inner ear.
a.. Thomas Hand has headaches, burning eyes, ears and throat, fatigue and rashes on his arms and
legs.
a.. Leigh Fathauer has chronic sinus and respiratory  problems, postnasal drip, discharges from his
ears and lesions on his skin.
a.. Ralph Brewer has had a steady chest ache, chronic diarrhea, strained urination and a double ear
infection.
a.. Sunday Haas has had a sore throat since July, diarrhea  since August, and constant headaches,
heartburn, nausea, fatigue and an allergic cough. Her 17-month-old son, Sam, has had two bouts of
rotavirus, including one that gave him a high fever and swollen lymph nodes the size of  a baseball.
also - HORSE CREEK RUINED BY SLUDGE RUNOFF: "The lawsuit also claims that sludge dumping is
a form of trespassing because it fouls the air and water, including nearby Horse Creek.
The residents are asking for an unspecified amount of money to compensate them for illnesses, loss
of work and reduced property values. They are also asking for punitive damages.

"People have a right to the peaceful enjoyment of their property, and it's been taken away," said
Earthjustice attorney David Guest. "We have people that bought waterfront property on Horse Creek,
and it's been ruined.  The creatures are gone, it can't be fished in anymore, you can't even put your
feet in it. It's muck."

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http://www.readingeagle.com/re/news/1093938.asp   -FEBRUARY 23,  2003

Suit links '95 death to sludge
A Heidelberg Township couple allege their 17-year-old son died as  a result
of exposure to processed human waste spread as fertilizer on nearby farms.

By Jason Brudereck  Reading Eagle
A Heidelberg Township couple filed a lawsuit Friday in Dauphin County Court over the 1995 death of
their son from an infection they allege he after exposure to sewage sludge spread as fertilizer near
their home.  Russell L. and Antoinette M. Pennock allege in the suit that six
farmers violated regulations for spreading sludge and that an engineeringfirm, a
Berks County agency and a state agency failed to properly regulate the spreading. (Please go to web
page for the rest of the story.)

"In March of 1995, our son was hospitalized with viral and  bacterial pneumonia (staphylococcal) and
rotavirus, which are both found in sludge.   For thirteen days, our son struggled to survive. On April 1,
1995, he passed away. How does a healthy teenager play basketball on Thursday, March 16, 1995
end up in a hospital on March 19, 1995 fighting for his life?"


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SEWAGE WORKERS ALSO GET SICK: -
http://www.boostdam.net/sludge/Shields_to_Toffey-20031103a.html

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WHY YOU ALL ARE GETTING SICK:

This article is no longer available on line --  contact me to  get a hard copy -

DAVID L. LEWIS, Ph.D - RESEARCH MICROBIOLOGIST - PATHOGEN RISKS
FROM APPLYING SEWAGE SLUDGE TO LAND   JULY 1, 2002 - AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY -
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - pages 287A - 293A

http://pubs.acs.org/subscribe/journals/esthag-a/36/i13/pdf/702lewis.pdf

"Reports of illnesses and deaths from residents living near land application sites who are exposed to
dust and water runoff from fields treated with sewage sludge indicate a pattern of chemical irritation.  
Symptoms, such as burning eyes, burning lungs, difficulty in breathing, and skin lesions, are followed
within days to months by complaints of gastrointestinal, skin
and respiratory infections."

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THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE ON LINE:

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/2/11/qc
Interactions of pathogens and irritant chemicals in land-applied sewage
sludges (biosolids) David Lewis , David Gattie , Marc Novak , Susan Sanchez  and
Charles Pumphrey BMC Public Health 2002 2: 11

"Results

Affected residents lived within approximately 1 km of land application sites and generally complained
of chemical irritation (e.g., skin rashes and burning of the eyes, throat, and lungs) after exposure to
winds blowing from treated fields. A prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus infections of the skin and
respiratory tract was found. Approximately 1 in 4 of 54 individuals
were infected, including 2 mortalities (septicaemia, pneumonia). This result was consistent with the
prevalence of S. aureus infections accompanying diaper rashes in which the organism, which is
commonly found in the lower human colon, tends to invade irritated or inflamed tissue.

Conclusions
When assessing public health risks from applying sewage sludges in residential areas, potential
interactions of chemical contaminants with low levels of pathogens should be considered. An
increased risk of infection may occur when allergic and non-allergic reactions to endotoxins and other
chemical components irritate skin and mucus membranes and thereby
compromise normal barriers to infection."


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http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/members/2003/6207/6207.pdf
JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
SCIENCES A High-Level Disinfection Standard for Land Applying
Sewage Sludges  (Biosolids)
BY DR. DAVID GATTIE AND DR. DAVID L. LEWIS


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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/07/020730075144.htm
Source:   University Of Georgia Date: 2002-07-30

Researchers Link Increased Risk Of Illness To Sewage Sludge Used As Fertilizer
Burning eyes, burning lungs, skin rashes and other symptoms of illness have been found in a study of
residents living near land fertilized with Class B biosolids, a byproduct of the human waste treatment
process. This study is the first linking adverse health effects in humans
to the land application of Class B biosolids to be published in a medical journal.

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EXCELLENT NEW SLUDGE WEB SITE:   
http://deadlydeceit.com/
http//thewatchers.us
BY  Jim Bynum, Kansas City

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In April 2000, the  EPA Inspector General  stated: "EPA does not have an effective program for
ensuring compliance with the land application requirements of Part 503"; and "Accordingly, while EPA
promotes land application, EPA cannot assure the public that current land application practices are
protective of human health and the environment."

In February 2002, the EPA Inspector General stated: "The agency  (EPA) can neither investigate nor
keep track of all of the complaints of adverse health effects that are reported."
Approximately six million tons of sewage sludge ("biosolids") are produced annually by sewage
treatment plants in the United States. With inadequate treatment these biosolids may contain a wide
variety of chemicals and pathogens, the remains of the sewage treatment process. (1) EPA does not
know whether current regulations, when adhered to, are protective
of public health; (2) EPA does not have an overall understanding of the magnitude  and
quality of Biosolids production and disposal practices; (3) EPA does not know if the enforcement and
compliance resources committed to managing biosolids are adequate to ensure that the regulations
are adhered to.”

”EPA has not conducted the basic research needed to determine the risk associated with certain
biosolids disposal practices. The Agency has taken the position that biosolids management is a low-
risk activity.  As a result, EPA has failed to adhere to its commitment to comprehensively
assess the extent of the risk. EPA issued Part 503 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal
Regulations ("The Sludge Rule") to govern the use and disposal of biosolids in February 1993 under
court order. When it issued the rule, EPA committed to conducting a comprehensive research
program to assess the risks associated with land application of biosolids, yet it has not
yet done so.”

IN June 2001, Scientists at a Cincinnati, Ohio, workshop sponsored by US EPA and USDA concluded
a great deal more research must be done before Class B sewage sludge can be pronounced" safe"


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http://www.augustachronicle.com/stories/062403/lat_sludge.shtml

JURY:  AUGUSTA RESPONSIBLE FOR CATTLE DEATHS   Web posted Tuesday, June 24, 2003
By Robert Pavey | Staff Writer
Jurors concluded today that the city of Augusta's sewage sludge  was responsible for cattle deaths
and property damage at a Burke County dairy farm.  But the victory for Boyceland Dairy and members
of the Boyce family was bittersweet: jurors awarded the family only $550,000 - a mere fraction of the
$12.5 million in damages sought by the plaintiffs. "We won the case, but lost the farm," said a tearful
Carolyn  Boyce, who hugged her husband, Bill Boyce, and other family members after the verdict was
delivered shortly before noon.


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MISSOURI – CITY OF SPARTA – ACKNOWLEDGED FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITYFOR DEATHS AND  
DAMAGES TO DAIRY FARM  CAUSED BY ITS TOXIC SLUDGE –

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=mo&vol=/appeals/081999/&invol=180810_99


The City of Sparta, Missouri, was ordered to pay a settlement to a local dairy farmer because of runoff
from his neighbor's sludged property which killed his cows.  Quoting from the Court's decision:   "The
sludge contained "substances and compounds, toxic to humans and animals, i.e., fluoride, cadmium,
lead, mercury, iron, arsenic, aluminum, selenium and molybdenum." Said substances and compounds
migrated from Bradens' land to Rollers' farm, causing damage including diminished milk production,
death of cows and loss of breeding opportunity. "

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http://www.iatp.org/foodandhealth/issues_toxicsludge.cfm
IATP - INSTITUTE FOR AGRICULTURE & TRADE POLICY - WHAT FARMERS SHOULD KNOW
ABOUT SEWAGE SLUDGE FERTILIZER  

“IATP advocates for proper disposal of toxic wastes, labeling of products grown with sludge or waste-
derived fertilizers, and full disclosure of sewage sludge or industrial waste contents to users. Absent
these protections, IATP will continue advocating for an end to use of sewage sludge or hazardous
waste-derived fertilizer in food production.”
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CORNELL WASTE MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE -
Considerations for Dairy Farms Regarding Use of Sewage Sludges, Sludge Products and Septage -
http://cwmi.css.cornell.edu/Sludge/dairysludge.pdf.
A 4-page summary of the report is also available -
http://cwmi.css.cornell.edu/Sludge/Dairysludgesummary.pdf

************************************************************************click on the following web site for full New
York Times article
.
http://www.organicconsumers.org/Toxic/062603_sludge.cfm
Web Note: The use of toxic sewage sludge as fertilizer on farmlands is strictly prohibited under
organic standards. June 26, 2003   
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/26/national/26SLUD.html

NATIONAL DESK | June 26, 2003, Thursday
Sludge Spread on Fields Is Fodder for Lawsuits
By JENNIFER 8. LEE (NYT) 1283 words
Late Edition - Final , Section A , Page 20 , Column 1

ABSTRACT - Jury awards $550,000 to owners of Boyceland Dairy near Augusta, Ga, who allege that
their cows died because fertilizer they used to grow hay -- processed sewer sludge from city of
Augusta – was tainted with industrial waste from surrounding factories; another such suit is pending;
EPA, which regulates sludge fertilizer industry, agrees to do more research, but it and industry
representatives say complaints are exception to otherwise successful effort; many farmers say
processsed sewer sludge is cheap and effective fertilizer.
The farmers outside Augusta, Ga., say the hay had a musty chemical odor and was dark and mottled.
But they fed it to the cows. Then the cows started to waste away, growing so thin that their ribs could
be counted through their skin, the dairy farmers say. The cows died by the hundreds. "We just
couldn't save them," said Andy McElmurray, whose family has been farming here since 1946. "They
wouldn't respond to antibiotics   They wouldn't respond
to IV fluids. They wouldn't respond to anything. They just ended up dying."
The McElmurrays and the Boyce family, which owns another farm in the area, Boyceland Dairy, blame
the fertilizer they used on their hayfields processed sewer sludge from the city of Augusta, which they
say was tainted by industrial waste from surrounding factories. When the families sued the city, Jim
Ellison, the lawyer for Augusta, argued that the cows' deaths were unrelated to the sludge. On
Tuesday, a jury sided with the Boyces, awarding them $550,000 in damages. The McElmurray suit is
pending. Since Congress banned ocean dumping starting in 1992, using processed sewer sludge as
fertilizer has become the most popular way for
municipalities to deal with waste. Sixty percent of the 5.6 million tons of sewer sludge disposed of in
the country is processed, relabeled "biosolids" and applied to land, according to industry figures.  
There have been no conclusive scientific




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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES CALLS FOR INCREASED REGULATION OF LAND
APPLICATION OF "NOXIOUS' CLASS B SEWAGE SLUDGE

http://www.naco.org/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm?ContentID=13970     
see  pg 6 of 11

“Lack of enforcement of the most noxious class of sludge (B) by states can cause air and water
contamination. Counties have made an effort to regulate the class B sludge; however enforcement of
such ordinances can be difficult and require litigation.”
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http://nfu.org/documents/policy/2003_nfu_policy.pdf

POLICY OF THE NATIONAL FARMERS UNION - ENACTED BY DELEGATES TO
THE 101ST ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION, ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 3, 2003

Quote on page 64:
The current practices of disposing hazardous wastes in existing
landfills and surface mine sites, spreading hazardous wastes AND CLASS B
BIOSOLIDS ON LAND SURFACES, and injecting hazardous wastes in
deep-well sites should be discontinued.

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NATIONAL SIERRA CLUB GUIDANCE ON LAND APPLICATION OF SEWAGE
SLUDGE
http://www.sierraclub.org/policy/conservation/solidwaste.asp
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NATIONAL SLUDGE ALLIANCE - FACT SHEETS
http://www.ejnet.org/sludge/

VIRGINIA - ANOTHER GREAT SLUDGE WEB SITE

http://www.perelandra-ltd.com/AB1473/webpage.cfm?WebPage_ID=313&DID=8
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http://www.insightmag.com/main.cfm/include/detail/storyid/174904.html
Will EPA Clean Up Its Sludge Policy?
Posted Feb. 4, 2002
By Sheila R. Cherry

************************************************************************TOXIC/IRRITANT GASES EMITTED BY
SLUDGE:
http://www.gsenet.org/library/20rcy/odor%2Dgas.htm

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POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS FROM ODORS OF CAFOS (concentrated
animal feeding operations) AND SLUDGE COMPOSTING FACILITIES AND LANDSPREADING OF
SEWAGE SLUDGE by DR. SUSAN SCHIFFMAN, DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOOL, AND DR.
JOHN WALKER, US EPA, LEAD AUTHORS - as published in the Journal of Agromedicine, November
2000:

http://www.penweb.org/issues/sludge/health-odor.htm

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DR. SUSAN SCHIFFMAN, DUKE UNIVERSITY -

http://www.p2pays.org/ref/11/1015824.pdf
"SYMPTOMS ATTRIBUTED TO UNPLEASANT ODORS FROM WASTEWATER
TREATMENT  (AS WELL AS OTHER ODOR SOURCES) INCLUDE EYE, NOSE AND THROAT
IRRITATION, HEADACHE, NAUSEA, HOARSENESS, COUGH, NASAL CONGESTION, PALPITATIONS,  
SHORTNESS OF BREATH, STRESS AND DROWSINESS."

"The second way in which odors may produce health symptoms is one in which
the odorant is part of a mixture.   In this case, a co-pollutant, which itself may have no odor, is
responsible for the health symptoms. An example of such a situation would be simultaneous exposure
to odors from sludge and to bacteria."



http://journals.aol.com/sludgescience/SludgeScience/

http://www.pulsus.com/Infdis/12_04/reil_ed.htm - MAUREEN   REILLY, CANADIAN SLUDGE
RESEARCHER


Sludge Materials:
Considerations for Dairy Farms Regarding Use of Sewage Sludges, Sludge Products and Septage -
http://cwmi.css.cornell.edu/Sludge/dairysludge.pdf.  A 4-page summary of the report is also available -
http://cwmi.css.cornell.edu/Sludge/Dairysludgesummary.pdf

Land Application of Sewage Sludges, an excerpt from the updated 2004 Cornell Guide to Crop for
Integrated Field Crop Management - http://cwmi.css.cornell.edu/Sludge/Cornellguide.pdf

Other good sludge/biosolids web sites with excellent links

http://www.olympus.net/community/oec/sldgbl.htm

http://www.foxriverwatch.com/PCB_soil_criteria.html         87% OF SLUDGES HAVE PCBS  - NO
STUDIES ON ADDITIVE EFFECTS OF THOUSANDS OF CHEMICALS

http://home.hccnet.nl/j.vankleven/Erin%20Brockovich.html

Great UK site:   http://members.aol.com/wwanglia/frame_problem.htm

http://www.gsenet.org/library/20rcy/pubtrtpl.php    EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory lists a tiny portion
of the huge quantities of hazardous industrial chemicals discharged into the nation’s sewage
treatment plants . . .

http://www.boostdam.net/sludge/HeraldTribune-200308HazardsofSludge.html
HeraldTribune.Com   WWW.HeraldTribune.Com  Southwest Florida's Information Leader

The hazards of sludge  Sunday August 17 - Sunday August 24, 2003
Editorial series, “Wasteland,” will examine EPA's flimsy science, lax regulation
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