Category: Waste Management

wastewater reclamation and disease

Sewage Sludge, Biosolids, Brain Disease In 1972, the world realized that dumping millions of tons of sewage sludge into the oceans killed underwater ecosystems. Some nations stopped the dumping immediately. Others did not. The U.S., for example, finally passed the Ocean Dumping Ban Act of 1988. It required dumping all municipal sewage sludge and industrial waste […]

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wastewater reclamation and disease

Neurodegenerative Disease Fastest Growing Cause Of Death Neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Misinformation and mismanagement are contributing to the surge. Alzheimer’s disease alone is killing 50-100 million people now. Experts suggest that the prevalence of brain disease will quadruple by 2050, if not sooner. Death rates from heart disease and cancer […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Curbing Plastic Pollution San Francisco on Tuesday became the first major city in the U.S. to ban the sale of plastic water bottles on public property, building on a nationwide effort to curb waste from the billion-dollar industry. The nine-months-in-the-making proposal by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu navigated a number of challenging issues, from The […]

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