Chronic lower respiratory diseases
                                            # 4. cause of death in 2005

"Chronic lower respiratory disease (CLRD) deaths ranked fourth among the leading causes of death in both California
and the United States (U.S.) in 2005.1,2 CLRD is a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-
related problems. It includes
emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma. In the United States, tobacco smoking is a
major risk factor in the development and progression of
emphysema and chronic bronchitis.3"

Before EPA released its sham of a regulation in 1993, the Australian government issued its "Statement of Principles
concerning EXTRINSIC ALLERGIC ALVEOLITIS in the Veterans Entitlement's Act" 1986. The government recognized
that working with sewage sludge was a very dangerous occupational risk.
www.rma.gov.au/SOP/97/057.pdf

In Canada, the government recognizes that exposure to dried sludge/biosolids will cause the respiratory disease
"extrinsic allergic alveolitis". It is called: Sewage sludge disease
www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/diseases/alveolitis.html

Toxic Organic sludge Dust is  Not Good for You, Deaths doubled in 15 years --1980/1995 The year 1993 was not a
good year for science, the law or public health. It was especially bad for farmers and the general public who depend on
science and the law for protection from pollution. In 1993 the Water Environment Federation (WEF) documented  that  
toxic organic sludge dust is a fire and explosive hazard very similar to grain dust.
www.deadlydeceit.com/NSA-139


Below are a few disease causing microorganisms found in research studies, Synthetic Organic
Contaminants,  including pesticides & herbicides,  Volatile Organic Contaminants.

5 heavy
metals are carcinogens when inhaled.
5 microorganisms are listed by EPA as
primary pathogens in sludge biosolids.
7 microorganism are
coliform which EPA claims do not cause disease.
Many
bacteria cause necrotizing infections -- flesh east bacteria

Metals
Arsenic
Beryllium
Cadmium
Chromium 6
Nickel



Bacterial
1. Achromobacter -- cystic fibrosis
2.
Actinobacteria or Actinomycetes -- lung abscesses -- sewage sludge disease
3.
Bordetella  --  whooping cough -- Necrotizing pneumonia
4.
Burkholderia -- causing numerous outbreaks, particularly among cystic fibrosis (CF) patients -- Infection with these
       species is associated with significantly increased rates of morbidity and mortality in CF
         -- the organism
    has been developed as a biopesticide for protecting crops against fungal diseases and has potential as a
    bioremediation agent for breaking down recalcitrant herbicides and pesticides. However, B. cepacia is
    inherently resistant to multiple antibiotics; selection of strains "safe" for environmental application is not at
    present possible.

    "When pregnant rats are exposed for a few days to a mix of two pesticides, 90% of their offspring have reduced
    sperm counts and 10% are infertile. And those effects lasted for at least four generations of the rats." "  “If it’s true for
    humans", Heindel said, “imagine the implications.” "What that means, he said, is that your great-grandmother’s
    chemical exposure could be harming your own health and fertility." WOW, You have to wonder how that got into the
    Bible,  Exodus 34:7, "visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the
    third and to the fourth generation."

5. Cyanobacteria (Blue-green algae) -- trouble breathing;
6.
E. coli -- severe, lung infection -- abscesses  in the lining of the lungs (empyema),   (coliform)
       EPA lists as Primary Pathogen in sludge biosolids

7. Francisella --  pulmonary tularemia
8.
Fusobacterium -- pleuropulminary infections
9.
Kluyvera ---   empyema,         (coliform)
10. Legionella - Legionellosis -- severe pneumonia
11.
Listeria monocytogenes -- severe newborn respiratory failure
12.
Morganella -- empyema,        (coliform)
13. Mycobacterium -- tuberculosis -- up to two years to grow in culture
14.
Peptostreptococcus -- lung abscess
15.
PSEUDOMONAS -- colonize the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients    (coliform)
16. Salmonella -- pneumonia or empyema      (coliform)
       EPA lists as Primary Pathogen in sludge biosolids

17. Selenomonas sputigena -- lung abscess
18.
Serratia --  pneumonia        (coliform)
19. Thermomonospora -- lung diseases -- Farmers Lung Disease --Mushroom Workers Lung Disease --
            which are forms of extrinsic allergic alveolitis =
(Sewage Sludge Disease)
20.
Veillonella -- pathogen of lungs
21. Xanthomonas -- respiratory disease
22.
Yersinia --  abscesses -- pneumonia      (coliform)


23.
Adenovirus -- severe lower respiratory tract disease
24.
Coronaviruses -- upper and lower respiratory tract infections -- Severe acute respiratory syndrome
(SARS)
25.
Echovirus --  lungs
       EPA lists as Primary Pathogen in sludge biosolids

26.
Papillomavirus -- respiratory papillomatosis
27.
Papovaviruses -- respiratory system
28.
Pestivirus --  respiratory problems


29.
Toxocariasis--Visceral larva migrans -- lung infection
         EPA lists as Primary Pathogen in sludge biosolids
30.
Cryptosporidium -- lung infection
        EPA lists as Primary Pathogen in sludge biosolids



Synthetic Organic Contaminants,  including pesticides & herbicides


Chlordane
Long-term: Chlordane has the potential to cause the following effects from a lifetime exposure at levels above the
MCL: damage to liver, kidneys, heart,
lungs, spleen and adrenal glands; cancer.

Ethylene dibromide
Long-term: EDB has the potential to cause the following effects from a lifetime exposure at levels above the MCL:
damage to the respiratory system, nervous system, liver, heart, and kidneys; cancer.


Volatile Organic Contaminants


Carbon Tetrachloride
Short-term: EPA has found carbon tetrachloride to potentially cause the following health effects when people are
exposed to it at levels above the MCL for relatively short periods of time: liver, kidney and
lung damage.

1,2-Dichloroethane
Short-term:
EPA has found 1,2-dichloroethane to potentially cause the following health effects when people are
exposed to it at levels above the MCL for relatively short periods of time: central nervous system disorders, and
adverse lung, kidney, liver circulatory and gastrointestinal effects.


1,2-Dichloropropane
Short-term:
EPA has found 1,2-DCP to potentially cause the following health effects when people are exposed to it at
levels above the MCL for relatively short periods of time: damage to the liver, kidneys, adrenal glands, bladder, and
the gastrointestinal and
respiratory tracts.
Long-term:
1,2-DCP has the potential to cause the following effects from a lifetime exposure at levels above the
MCL: the liver, kidneys, bladder, gastrointestinal tract and the
respiratory tract; cancer.

Ethylbenzene
Short-term: EPA has found ethylbenzene to potentially cause the following health effects when people are exposed
to it at levels above the MCL for relatively short periods of time: drowsiness, fatigue, headache and mild eye and
respiratory irritation.

1,1,2-Trichloroethane
Short-term:
EPA has found 1,1,2-TCE to potentially cause the following health effects when people are exposed to it
at levels above the MCL for relatively short periods of time: irritation of gastrointestinal tract;
red or hemorrhaged
lungs
; pale liver.
.

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