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Study: Sludge-based fertilizer may be causing human illnesses

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Suggests more study of sites; closer monitoring

    CHAPEL HILL, NC —Treated municipal sewage sludge—the solids from sewage treatment—may be causing illness in people up to a mile from where it is spread on land, according to a recent study.
    Those are the findings from researchers at the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.


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