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Ask White House & EPA to Ban Land Application of Sewage Sludge Biosolids

Posted Jan 01 2013 12:00am

11-30-09 GRU biosolids URGENT: sludge ban petition/please sign   There is an excerpt from and link to an article by David Lewis titled Institutional Researcher Misconduct: An Honest Researcher's Worst Nightmare that will put this petition into context. From the intro: Scientists have implicated environmental pollutants and pediatric vaccines as possible causes behind the rising incidence of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Some vaccines may also increase the risks associated with environmental pollutants linked to autism. Government organizations and the pharmaceutical industry, however, are highly motivated to predetermine the outcomes in this area of research by funding scientists to support government policies and industry practices.

By David Lewis and Caroline Snyder

Dear friends,

To pressure EPA to address the potential for complex mixtures of neurotoxic pollutants in biosolids to trigger neurological effects associated with autism, please take a moment to sign the White House petition   posted by Dr. Caroline Snyder. I am currently writing an article on this subject with faculty at Virginia Tech, and would like to refer to the White House petition if we can get at least a few thousand signatures.

Scientists investigating the role environmental pollutants play in triggering autism in genetically susceptible children are focused on traces of a few heavy metals and organic chemicals from automobiles, coal-fired plants, agricultural practices and other sources. These pollutants are typically present in air, water, and food products in the low parts-per-trillion (ppt) range. At the same time, every large municipality throughout the industrialized world permits chemical wastes to be discharged into sewer systems where complex mixtures containing hundreds of thousands of different kinds of fat-soluble heavy metals and toxic organic molecules are concentrated in sewage sludge.

Most sewage sludge is simply treated with lime to reduce pathogen levels and odors and then spread on farms, forests, golf-courses, school playgrounds and other public and private lands as "biosolids." The same heavy metals and toxic organic chemicals linked to autism in traditional environmental studies are present in biosolids at high parts-per-million (ppm) levels, i.e., more than a million times more concentrated. To suppress valid, independent research on the effects of biosolids, EPA established a network of land-grant universities to publish thousands of peer-reviewed scientific articles to support EPA's biosolids regulations and attack scientists such as myself who document adverse effects. Please see my Autism Science Digest article attached to this email.

 Caroline and I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. She can be contacted at cgsnyder@post.harvard.edu and www.sludgefacts.org .

URGENT: sludge ban petition/please sign

Lisa  Jackson will be replaced by a new EPA administrator.  This is a golden opportunity for us  to use  We The People,  the  Whitehouse Petition Web site, to request that Obama work with the new EPA Administrator to ban the land application of sewage sludge .  I have drafted a petition.  

All you need do is go to the URL below,  create a pass word and sign the petition and then ask  family, colleagues, and friends, to sign it, as well.  Use Facebook and Twitter to get more signatures.   Once we have 150 signatures, the petition will be posted on the  We the People web page for others to see, and we will get a lot more signatures. 

Thank you for starting the New Year with renewed efforts to protect human health and the environment.

Caroline Scientists have implicated environmental pollutants and pediatric vaccines as possible causes behind the rising incidence of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Some vaccines may also increase the risks associated with environmental pollutants linked to autism. Government organizations and the pharmaceutical industry, however, are highly motivated to predetermine the outcomes in this area of research by funding scientists to support government policies and industry practices. Ironically, honest scientists who stand in the way can find themselves charged with research misconduct by institutions seeking to discredit their work. Institutional research misconduct, therefore, involves two powerful forces: supporting institutional policies and practices through acts of fraud, andusing false allegations of research fraud to eliminate opponents. Science has never offered greater hope than it does now for treating and preventing autism, butthat hope diminishes as government and industry surreptitiously mobilize vast resources to protect their own interests.

Important cases related to autism research Table 1 lists four apparent cases (described in more detail below) of institutional research misconduct related directly or indirectly to autism research. (Read the full text of Institutional Researcher Misconduct: An Honest Researcher's Worst Nightmare .)

Posted by Age of Autism at January 03, 2013 at 5:46 AM in Current Affairs Permalink

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