NORTH CAROLINA STATE HEALTH STUDY OF SLUDGE/BIOSOLIDS IGNORED

North Carolina politians and environmental regulator ignore Health Department Study recommendations which indicate
permitted sludge/biosolids use puts farm families and neighbors at risk from airborne cancer causing agents and
disease causing agents.

Letter from Douglas S. Campbell, MD. MPH, Head, Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology Branch of DHHS
to DENR requesting that scientific recommendations be incorporated in land application sludge/biosolids permits. to
protect environment and hunam health. DENR has ignored the recommendations since 2005.

Human Health Risk Evaluation of Land Application of Sewage Sludge/Biosolids
NC DHHS --Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch
November 2005
Table 2 – Carcinogens (suspected and confirmed animal and human) that have been found in Land
Applied Sludges (2,32,34,35)
Aldrin, Arsenic, Benzene, Benzo(a)pyrene, Beryllium, Asbestos, Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, Benzo(a)anthracene,
Benzidine, Benzo(b)fluoranthene, Benzo(k)fluoranthene,
Cadmium, Chlordane, Chloroform, Chrysene, Chromium VI,
Creosote, Chrysene, Dimethyl nitrosamine, Dioxin, DDD, DDE, DDT, Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene, Dieldrin, Dimethyl
nitrosamine, 1,2 Dichloroethane, 1,2,Dibromoethane, Heptachlor, Indeno(1,2,3-c,d)pyrene,
Lead, Lindane, Methylene,
chloride,
Nickel, PCBs, Toxaphene, Trichloroethylene, Tetrachloroethene, 1,1,2,2,Tetrachloroethane.

How can any land application sludge/biosolids disposal site be safe?

1989 EPA document confirms that Arsenic, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium VI, and Nickel are cancer causing agents
when inhaled in dust from permitted sludge/biosolids disposal.sites.

Then we have to consider that
Toxic Organic sludge Dust is  Not Good for You, Deaths doubled in 15 years
--1980/1995

Even as EPA concludes in Part 503.9(t), we can be assured that Sewage sludge (Biosolids) is a potential killer.