Investigation of Alleged Health Incidents Associated with Land Application of Sewage Sludges

@article{Harrison2002InvestigationOA,
  title={Investigation of Alleged Health Incidents Associated with Land Application of Sewage Sludges},
  author={Ellen Z. Harrison and Summer Rayne Oakes},
  journal={NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy},
  year={2002},
  volume={12},
  pages={387 - 408}
}
  • E. Harrison, S. R. Oakes
  • Published 2002
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
The majority of U.S. sewage sludges are disposed by application to land for use as a soil amendment. Class B sludges, containing a complex mix of chemical and biological contaminants, comprise the majority. Residents near land application sites report illness. Symptoms of more than 328 people involved in 39 incidents in 15 states are described. Investigation and tracking of the incidents by agencies is poor. Only one of 10 EPA regions provided substantial information on the incidents in their… Expand
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