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RECORD NUMBER: 257 OF 891
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Demonstration of acceptable systems for land disposal of sewage sludge.|
|CORP Author||Ohio Farm Bureau Development Corp., Columbus. ;Ohio State Univ., Columbus. ;Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Toxicology and Microbiology Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Water Engineering Research Laboratory,|
|Subjects||Sewage disposal in the ground--Environmental aspects--Ohio. ; Sewage sludge as fertilizer--Ohio.|
|Additional Subjects||Sludge disposal ; Environmental impacts ; Farm management ; Public health ; Fertilizers ; Solid waste disposal ; Viral infections ; Soil analysis ; Livestock ; Sewage treatment ; Urban areas ; Rural areas ; Land disposal ; Sewage sludge ; Waste utilization ; Renewable resources ; Health risks ; Resource conservation ; Farmland|
|Collation||513 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
The objective was to demonstrate sludge application systems for farmland that would minimize any adverse effects on the environment and public health, achieve both urban and rural acceptance, and be generally beneficial for producer and receptor of the sludge. A comprehensive health effects study of the families living on sludge-receiving farms was conducted. Health status of residents of 47 sludge-using farms were compared with 46 control farms. Neither incidence of disease, nor evidence of viral infections differed significantly between sludge-using and control farms. Neither was the health of livestock found to be different between the two groups of farms. The sludge was effective in increasing crop yields over yields without sludge or fertilizer.
"May 1985." "EPA/600/2-85/062." "PB85-208874." Microfiche.