RISK TO HEALTH FROM THE LAND APPLICATION OF SLUDGE. Dr. Joseph B. Farrell, Consultant 1117 Stormy Way Cincinnati, Ohio 45230 Phone/Fax: 513-231-7451 [email protected] Required Reading.
Dr. Joseph B. Farrell, Consultant
1117 Stormy Way Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
Burke’s comment on the NAS report, “We found no evidence of an urgent public health risk from exposure to land-applied biosolids, based on our review of the scientific literature.”
Host/Pathogen Interaction: Disease Transmission
Surface Water Ingestion
Ground Water Ingestion
Direct Soil Ingestion
InhalationPathways of Toxicants and Pathogens in Biosolids to Man
enteropathogenic E. coli
E. coli 0157:H7
Antibiotic resistanceBacterial Pathogens of Potential Concern in Biosolids
Eliminate pathogens by extreme processing such as pasteurization. Then reduce vector attraction.
Reduce pathogens by conventional processing. Reduce vector attraction. Surround use with restrictions that eliminate all paths to man, crops and animals.
(Details are found in 40CFR Part 503)
(for each process, minimum processing conditions are specified in 40CFR PART503)
(for each process, specific minimum conditions are specified)