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    Default 'Forever'' Chemicals Found In Home Fertilizer Made From Sewage Sludge

    Tom Perkins
    May 28 2021s

    Alarming toxic PFAS levels revealed in new report raise concerns that the chemicals are contaminating vegetables

    Sewage sludge that wastewater treatment districts across America package and sell as home fertilizer contain alarming levels of toxic PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals”, a new report has revealed.

    Sludge, which is lightly treated and marketed as “biosolids”, is used by consumers to fertilize home gardens, and the PFAS levels raise concerns that the chemicals are contaminating vegetables and harming those who eat them.
    “Spreading biosolids or sewage sludge where we grow food means some PFAS will get in the soil, some will be taken up by plants, and if the plants are eaten, then that’s a direct route into the body,” said Gillian Miller, a co-author and senior scientist with the Michigan-based Ecology Center.

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    Default Re: 'Forever'' Chemicals Found In Home Fertilizer Made From Sewage Sludge

    It's far more serious than that. A community about a half hour away from me here in Eastern Maine has been dumping effluent containing forever chemicals in such a way as to contaminate local wells in quite a wide area, and it's been going on for a long time. (We live in a rural area where most people draw their water from wells on their own property).
    But it's even worse than that. This effluent with the toxic chemicals has been incorporated into a "compost & fertilzer" spray that has been used on fields throughout the area: hayfields, cornfields and quite possibly, home gardens. Local people across a wide area are trying to scratch up the $600 required to test their well for these specific chemicals. This situation is a long way from being resolved, and I have friends who might be affected.
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