What is biosludge?
Dr. Edward Group, founder of the Global Healing Center, refers to it as a “flush and forget type of scenario,” where people unwittingly get what they’ve flushed down the toilet right back on their dinner plates a few weeks later.
There is no evidence it is safe to use
Though the use of biosludge is prolific throughout the U.S., there is no scientific evidence whatsoever that it is safe.
Very few scientists have been willing to speak out against this practice, but Dr. David Lewis, a researcher and microbiologist, has been doing so for close to two decades. When he voiced his concerns about the risks of using sewage sludge as free fertilizer one too many times, he was forced out of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
According to Dr. Lewis, scientists who speak up against the biosludge industry either find themselves fired or in prison. On the other hand, scientists who are willing to fake data in support of this massive money-spinner are “promoted and protected at the highest levels.”
Universe of pollution in one product
Dr. Lewis calls biosolids a “universe of pollution in one product.”
A groundbreaking study was undertaken in 2002 by researchers from the University of Georgia, and co-authored by Dr. Lewis, who was still affiliated with the EPA at the time. The study, which was published in the British medical journal BMC Public Health, found that residents living within 0.6 of a mile of sites where biosludge had been applied, frequently complained of burning eyes and lungs, skin rashes, and several other illnesses.
There was also an elevated risk of Staphylococcus aureus infections of both the skin and respiratory tracts of residents. A quarter of all the people surveyed were infected, leading to two fatalities.
Dr. Lewis noted at the time, “The EPA did not consider S. aureus to be a significant public health risk even though it is a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections and is commonly found in sewage.”
Science for sale
Dr. Lewis is the author of an incredibly informative book outlining how the scientific community is silent about many other subjects besides just biosludge. It is entitled, Science for sale: How the US government uses powerful corporations and leading universities to support government policies, silence scientists, jeopardize our health, and protect corporate profits. It comes highly recommended by Mike Adams, and is widely available for purchase.
Clearly, the powers that be would like us all to either remain blissfully ignorant about the whole concept of biosludge, or alternatively believe that it is a harmless and beneficial “recycling” effort. Fortunately, we have scientists like Mike Adams and Dr. Lewis to ensure that we are not kept in the dark about such an important subject.