November 4, 2011
Interestingly, many of these flu viral bodies pass through the human elimination systems and are sent through the local sewer system which are not well designed to effectively deal with their destruction. Thus the semi-treated sewer effluents are released to major lakes and rivers and do carry impressive levels of pathogens into our sources of drinking water. The standard lab tests used to pass on the safety of our water supply are antiquated and thus can not "see" these pathogens, hence there is a false sense of security. The US-EPA is well aware of these faults but ignores them. Although the US-EPA did a major study documenting this failure some 30 years ago, it also then realized that the results would adversely impact its clients, the wastewater and drinking industries as well as the promotion of sewage sludge (biosolids) as a benign material, a material which is liberally spread across this nation's farmlands. Additionally, most people do not realize that sewer plants by their vary design are major aerosol generators and thus can spread pathogens to surrounding down-wind areas. When we will be hit with a major airborne pandemic is an open question and the sewer plants and their byproducts in such cases need to be viewed with severe caution. As it stands now, there is no preparation for this and thus Homeland Security, CDC, and the US-EPA have dropped the ball.
Dr Edo McGowan, Medical Geo-hydrology