EPA, FDA and USDA MYTHS

MYTHS PROMOTED TO SELL OR GIVE AWAY SLUDGE AND/OR RECYCLED WATER

Myth # 1,  Environmental regulations protect human health and the environment                                 
A Short History Lesson,
TOXIC AND HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS FROM  EPA TO YOUR TABLE
    For the most part Federal Laws such as the Solid Waste Act  are intended to  protect public health and the  environment from
    sewage sludge (a solid waste) that is a hazardous waste if it contains chemicals or disease causing organisms that could cause
    illness or death. Congress has determined that land disposal facilities are not capable of containing hazardous waste and that
    landfill and surface disposal should be the least favored method of disposal.  EPA has determined in its regulation that disposal
    on private land is the most favored disposal method even though it finds that the pollutants in sludge could cause death, disease,
    cancer and other assorted health effects (503.9(t)). To further put the public and environment at risk, EPA has help create a myth
    that Biosolids is something other than sludge and can be safely sold as an unlabeled fertilizer or soil amendment.  No risk
    assessment was included for chemicals, disease causing organisms or cancer causing heavy metals.
http://thewatchers.us/myths/number-1-laws.html


MYTH # 2, Composted Sewage Sludge (biosolids) is a Safe and Sustainable Organic Soil Amendment!
A Short History Lesson,
Genotoxic Contaminated Compost from EPA to Your Lawn and Garden
    Sewage sludge compost is a biologically active solid waste composed of biofilms that include active and inactive bacteria, viruses,
    worms parasites as well as chemicals and the residue of treated sewage which includes nutrients and moisture (biosolids). The
    heat of composting removes moisture which dries (desiccates) bacteria causing them to go inactive (dormant).  Studies have
    shown that bacteria may be reactivated up to one year after composting with the addition of moisture. Composted Class A sludge
    may also contain elevated levels of heavy toxic metals that would prevent it from being disposed of in a Part 503 surface disposal
    site. You may be exposed to unknown levels of chemicals, metals, and disease causing organisms which also may be taken up in
    vegetables.
http://thewatchers.us/myths/number-2-compost.html

MYTH # 3, Coliforms Are Non-pathogenic Indicators of Sewage Fecal Pollution in Food, Water and Sludge
A short History Lesson,
Disease Causing Organisms in Your Food and Water Courtesy of EPA, FDA and USDA
For several years, I have wondered about the public claims by experts that:
    1)  the presence of coliform only indicate the possibility that disease causing
        organisms may be present in food or water;
    2)  fecal coliform is a better indication of animal and human fecal contamination; and
    3)  the presence of E. coli confirmed animal and human fecal contamination.  
        My research has lead me to confirm, based on biology text books, studies, and government
        documents,  that the experts have either been lying to us or have no idea that the claims
        are based on 30 primary pathogenic members of the Enterobacteriacea family. Bacteriologists
        have split the Enterobacteriacea family into three groups based on temperature:
    1)  E.coli is the primary member with optimum growth at 37°C (98.6°F);
    2) those that have optimum growth at 35°C (95°F) are called coliform:
    3)  those with thermotolerant (heat resistant) genes that only show some minor biological
         activity at 44.5-46°C (114.8°F) are called fecal coliform.
http://thewatchers.us/myths/number-3-coliform.html


Myth # 4, The Spread of Antibiotic Resistance is Caused by the Over Use of Drugs by Doctors and in
Agriculture. A Short History Lesson,  
A PERFECT STORM OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

    We have been creating a perfect storm of new intergeneric antibiotic resistant microorganisms in the environment over the past
    thirty years, or as EPA described them, new chemical substances. There are so many genetically modified organisms, both natural
    and engineered, that have become pathogens as well as antibiotic resistant that doctors have no idea what they are treating in
    many cases. Even well equipped laboratories may not be able to readily identify the specific strain of bacteria.

    Apparently, few realize that antibiotics are produced by soil organisms and  resistance has always been a natural phenomenon
    among plant and soil bacteria.  Drugs prescribed by doctors have only contributed a minor portion of the spreading drug and
    antibiotic resistance problem.  Another contributing factor is the use of antiseptic and disinfectants which also create resistant
    bacterial  strains.  That  market is currently at 3.8 billion, but expected to reach $7.1 billion in 2016, because of claims that
    antiseptics and disinfectants kill 99.99% of the exposed bacteria. Genetic engineering of chimera bacteria that could not naturally
    exist in nature is a major contributing factor. The final step is mixing the medical and laboratory resistant strains with chemicals
    and metals resistant strains in sewage treatment plants where they are exposed to disinfectants such as chlorine and UV radiation
    creating additionally more virulent chimera bacteria which are released in “treated” sewage effluents and sludge. Agricultural use
    of drugs and antibiotics in animals has been a reaction to the spreading of human and animal pathogenic bacteria in the
    environment through the disposal of contaminated sewage effluent for irrigation and sewage sludge as a fertilizer on grazing land,
    crop land as well as on orchards and gardens
http://thewatchers.us/myths/number-4-antibiotics.html

Myth # 5 “there is no evidence that we have failed to protect the public health and environment”
A short history:
Coliforms: Dangerous Biological Bioterrorism Agents

    This paper examines thirty dangerous coli-like-forms of biological bioterrorism agents called coliforms
    and the claim that they indicate that food and water might be contaminated with fecal pathogens? State
    and federal agencies have a rather strange way of explaining away problems they cause by allowing the
    spreading of dangerous biological bioterrorism agents in our environment. Coliforms, or as Colorado
    Environmental Protection Specialist, Wesley Carr, calls them, fecal pathogens, are used to indicate
    pathogens such as Listeria in water or sewage sludge (aka biosolids) used on fruits and vegetables.
    Federal Food and Drug expert, Jim Gorney, thinks the Colorado cantaloupe out break was caused by a
    strange alliance of the stars, but that does not explain away the fact that these people have a federal list
    of specific dangerous biological bioterrorisms agents, including Listeria, known to be in water and
    sludge. http://thewatchers.us/myths/number-5-enterobacteriacea-coliform.html

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