PATHOGENS IN SLUDGE - BIOSOLIDS - RECLAIMED WATER
                Why Would EPA Imply These Pathogens Are Not Disease Causing Organisms?
                                                        
 Part 503 list -1989
       Why did EPA refuse to make this list public and removed it from the final 1993 Part 503?

THERE IS NO FEDERAL STANDARD FOR PATHOGENS. EPA Office of Water refers to pathogens in the Clean
Water Act as Fecal coliform in
Part 401.16    E. coli, Salmonella and Salmonella are members  of a group of
12 bacteria that make a
coliform under the Public Health Service STANDARD. They all create a virtually
identical signature during a fecal coliform contamination lab test

EPA Office of Water does not consider pathogens to be hazardous to the environment or human health
because the Office of Hazardous Waste has never developed a list of disease organisms referred to as  
Etiologic Agents under part 261 Appendix VI. EPA also does not consider bacteria in the viable, but
nonculturable state to be a hazards to you health when they regain the viable state.

As we all know from the media stories, at least E. coli and Salmonella will cause death,  But the EPA
document implies that the worse that can happen is that you get a case of
gastroenteritis, rather than any
actual organ damage. As you can guess, these are not the only pathogens in sludge - biosolids that could
kill you.   Click here for index to deadly disease
bacteria and viruses EPA doesn't want to talk about.

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS    LABORATORY SAFETY
http://deadlydeceit.com/MSDS-Sheets.html

Click on names for more information

BACTERIA

1.   
 Campylobacter jejuni -------------------------   Gastroenteritis.

2.     
Escherichia coli (pathogenic strains): ---------Gastroenteritis.

3.     
Salmonella sp ------------------------------------ Gastroenteritis and enteric fever

4.     
Shigella sp ----------------------------------------- Gastroenteritis.

5.     
Vibrio Cholerae -------------------------------------Cholera

Bacteria in 1988
EPA compost study
Current EPA compost fact sheet

Bacteria EPA forgot to talk about

VIRUSES

6.   Entroviruses: -----------------------------------------no disease        (EPA's kidding)

7.    
 Poliovirus  ------------------------Gastroenteritis, meningitis, carditis, nervous system
                    involvement,  pneumonia, infectious hepatitis

8.    
Coxsackieviruses ----------------------------------- Infectious Hepatitis

9.     
Echovirus --------------------------------------------no disease          (EPA's kidding)

10.   
Hepatitis A (HAV)--------------------------------------no disease        (EPA's kidding)

11.   
Norwalk ---------------------------------------=  Gastroenteritis

12.    
Norwalk like viruses -------------------------- Gastroenteritis

13.    
Reovirus ----------------------------------------- Respiratory infections,  gastroenteritis

14     
Rotavirus ---------------------------------------  Gastroenteritis, infant diarrhea

Viruses EPA forgot to talk about

HELMINTHS

15.   Necator americanus ------------------------------- Hookworms,

16.    
Taenia sp ------------------------------------------ Taeniasis (Tapeworm)

17.    
Toxicara ------------------------------------------- Visceral larva migrans

18.    
Trichuris sp--------------------------------------   Ascariasis

19.     
Hymenolepis nana -----------------------------   Taeniasis


PROTOZOANS

20.    Toxoplasma gondii -------------------------------Toxoplasmosis


21.     
Balantidium  -------------------------------------- Balantidiasis

22.     
Entamoeba histolyca, ---------------------------- Amebic dysentery

23.    
Giardia lambia ------------------------------------  Giardiasis

24.     
Crytosporidium-----------------------------------  Gastroenteritis

FUNGUS

25.     Aspergillus----------------------------------------- Aspergillosis or respiratory infections