Sewage Sludge for Fertilizer

Sewage Sludge for Fertilizer

Sewage sludge is an end product of the waste water treatment process and is spread on agriculture fields to enhance the growth of crops. Sewage sludge can contain heavy metals and other toxic chemicals that can not only adversely affect crops, but can leach into the water supply detrimentally affecting water quality.

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  1. Here is the link to the EPA’s most recent report identifying the pollutants it found in sludge biosolids: Only the 9 toxic metals in bold text are regulated. The rest of the chemicals listed are untested, unmonitored and unregulated.

    Use of sludge compost on vegetable gardens is particularly risky because the plants take up sludge pollutants:

    Respectfully submitted, Helane Shields, Alton, NH

    1. Thank you so much Helane for sharing with our readers some additional important links. We so very much appreciate you speaking out and helping us better understand the these dangerous pollutants and what we all can do to be aware of them and where they lurk.
      Wishing you great LOVE, Health and abundant Happiness Today & Always.

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