Sewage treatment and composting do not inactivate human and animal prions in
sewage sludge "biosolids":
October 2, 2012
"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Dept. of Agriculture, (USDA) fail to
warn public about infectious human and animal prions in sewage sludge biosolids
being spread on food crops and grazing lands - uptake of prions by plants - risks to
humans and animals "
ALZHEIMER’S and PARKINSON’S DISEASES ARE transmissible prion/protein
misfolding/conformational disorders -- Link to March 2011 update, Alzheimer's Disease
(AD) and Parkinson's Disease (PD) - many descriptions - misfolding prion/protein
diseases - conformational disorders - amyloidosis - tauopathy - proteinopathies . . .
SCIENTISTS CONFIRM THAT ALZHEIMER’S IS A PRION DISEASE.
2011, Oct. update: SCIENTISTS CONFIRM ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE (AD) IS A
TRANSMISSIBLE, INFECTIOUS, CONTAGIOUS PRION DISEASE - the human strain of Mad
"JUNE 22, 2012 Nobel Laureate Stanley Prusiner, UCSF, and colleagues, confirm that
Alzheimer's is a transmissible prion disease like Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
(BSE) in cows and Creutzfeldt Jakob in humans, which are caused by misfolding
EPA NATIONAL WATER RESEARCH COMPENDIUM 2009-2014 lists PRIONS eight times
as an EMERGING CONTAMINANT of concern in sewage sludge "biosolids" , water and manure:
“PRIONS” ARE PATHOGENS, But the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the
waste industry including SYNAGRO, promote Class A sludge "biosolids" compost for spreading
on home vegetable gardens, and parks, playgrounds, and ballfields where children with their
hand-to-mouth behavior, will be playing. Even though they know Class A sludge "biosolids"
contains infectious prions, the EPA/waste industry nevertheless promotes this contaminated
waste as being "pathogen free" or "sterile":
10/2013 "SCIENTISTS FIND THAT PLANTS UPTAKE infectious human and animal prions
from soil and sludge biosolids"
PRIONS IN PLANTS – New concern for humans, livestock and wildlife
"PRIONS IN PLANTS – New concern for humans, livestock and wildlife
Thanks to Terry Singeltary of Bacliff, Texas, citizen prion expert, who has posted to
the internet and made freely available much of the information included in this file.
PRIONS IN barley, alfalfa, tomatoes, maize:"
"UPTAKE OF PRIONS BY PLANTS
The US EPA promotes the “fertilization” of crops, including home vegetable gardens
and crops grown for cattle feed, with sewage sludge (aka “treated biosolids”). The
US EPA acknowledges that sludge contains infectious prions.
Plants subject to uptake and contamination by infectious prions in soil: Maize (corn),
barley, alfalfa, tomatoes
s): Christopher Johnson, U.S. Geological Survey, firstname.lastname@example.org
PRIONS IN COMPOSTING Postings of Helane Shields to Composting Council
discussion group in 2006 on issue of infectious human and animal prions in both Class
A and Class B sewage sludge biosolids, with particular regard to the fact that EPA
pathogen reduction measures under Part 503 do NOT inactivate prions . . . . .
"EPA recommends Class A sludge biosolids on home vegetable gardens. Class A
sludge is not pathogen free - it can contain E. Coli bacteria which survive thermal
sludge treatment - AND it contains infectious human and animal prions which are NOT
inactivated by any sewage/sludge treatment."
"Plants, vegetables, grasses, forages uptake sludge pollutants, pathogens and
Sludge use on food -- Smart Guide
Helane Shields Email to US EPA and WEF - human and animal prions in Class A sewage
sludge biosolids compost which is promoted for home use as pathogen free
“PRIONS” ARE PATHOGENS -- The Prion Diseases
Prions in intestines and feces
UPDATE TO PRIONS IN FECES AND INTESTINES NOVEMBER 2013
Deadly Brain Illness Discovered in British Family
Condition destroys tissue much like mad cow disease, but is inherited and not
"Human prions in public sewers, autopsies, etc."
But what if, in the future, an organism comes along that we can not destroy through
embalming? What then? Well, the future is now. Such a disease exists.
"Human prions in public sewers, embalmers, funeral directors, etc. "
"Young prion disease victims - hunters, venison eaters and others - are they victims
of the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) epidemic which is spreading throughout the
See below for pdf
The following states and Canadian provinces are designated CWD positive: Alberta,
Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New
Mexico, New York, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin,
Wyoming, Saskatchewan, Texas and CWD recently jumped the border into Iowa.
Alzheimers and Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD) are sister prion diseases in humans,
just as Mad Cow and Chronic Wasting Disease are in animals. "
'SCIENTISTS FIND PRIONS SURVIVE IN SLUDGE "BIOSOLIDS" . . . and PRION INFECTIVITY
AMPLIFIED BY SOIL"
Persistence of Pathogenic Prion Protein during Simulated Wastewater Treatment
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs, prion diseases) are a class of fatal
neurodegenerative diseases affecting a variety of mammalian species including
humans. A misfolded form of the prion protein (PrPTSE) is the major, if not sole,
component of the infectious agent. Prions are highly resistant to degradation and to
many disinfection procedures suggesting that, if prions enter wastewater treatment
systems through sewers and/or septic systems (e.g., from slaughterhouses, necropsy
laboratories, rural meat processors, private game dressing) or through leachate from
landfills that have received TSE-contaminated material, prions could survive
conventional wastewater treatment.
Inflammation and prions in Urine
Adriano Aguzzi of the University Hospital of Zurich: "Further research by the team
showed that, if inflammation is induced in any excretory organ of the body, prions are
excreted in whatever substance the organ excretes. "
Transmission and Detection of Prions in Feces
Oral exposure to prion-tainted blood, urine, saliva, and feces has been suggested as
the mode of transmission of CWD and scrapie among herbivores susceptible to these
Downers -- Proportion of Animals Rendered Among Downers and Those That Die Prior
to Slaughter excluding calves =1.9 million
Organization Guidelines for Mad Cow Disease:
A Comparison of North American and European Safeguards -- [Dr. Michael Greger,
Organic Consumers Association]"
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