Sewer Sludge and Produce

Sewer Sludge and Produce

As we celebrate Earth Day tomorrow, I plan on being deliberate in enjoying the outdoors and the beauty of nature, even if only for a little while, and I hope you will as well.  As we do, let’s pause and give thanks for the precious gift we’ve been given.  One that, quite honestly, we frequently take for granted. 

In recent weeks, we have looked at the various resources available to us via The Environmental Working Group.  Resources which include research on toxic “forever chemicals” (known as PFAS).  In case you missed the recent blog on this topic, PFAS are called “forever chemicals” because they build up in our bodies and never break down in the environment. Nearly all Americans, including newborn babies, have PFAS in their blood.  I know this isn’t something any of us want to think about, but we need to be aware that they are contaminating much of our cropland in the U.S. via Sewage Sludge. 

Sewage Sludge comes from the wastewater treatment process. Industrial discharges of PFAS into rivers and treatment plants builds up in what is then often used as fertilizer. The contamination builds up in our crops and animal feed crops. What the plants and animals consume, we consume. You may recall from last week’s blog about PFAS in our drinking water (don’t forget to check the Tap Water Database to see the quality report for your zip code), even small amounts of PFAS can seriously impact our health, including, but not limited to, suppression of our immune systems and cancer. 

Please follow the research via the link below and consider getting involved by telling Congress to protect us and our environment.  Knowledge is power friends! Be well, live well!

As always, wishing you a LIFE OF LOVE,


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