EarthBlends Advantage is a product sold as fertilizer but made from sewage sludge. Hundreds of communities across the U.S. sell toxic sludge products that are typically renamed biosolids and sold or given away as "fertilizer" or "compost" (and often even labeled or marketed as "natural" or "organic
- "EarthBlends Advantage is marketed by Earth Blends Inc, under the management of WeCare Organics LLC, headquartered in Jordan, New York. Rich in lime and organic matter, EarthBlends Advantage™ is an ideal alternative to chemical fertilizers.
- "In addition, EarthBlends Advantage is perfectly suited for turf maintenance & construction, blending with compost/topsoil for landscape projects and as a top dressing for land/mine reclamation and daily landfill cover."
The website goes on to describe how EarthBlends Advantage is made from sewage sludge, first by dewatering the sludge, and then mixing it with "the EarthBlends alkaline admixture." With the heat and alkaline pH from the resulting reaction, the pathogens in the mixture are killed and much of the water is removed, "yielding a soil like product that meets the highest quality and disinfection standards of the Federal EPA and the New York State DEC." For a full list of the contaminants that can be found in sewage sludge, see the article on sludge contaminants.
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- Targeted National Sewage Sludge Survey: EPA-822-R-08-016 and EPA-822-R-08-018, EPA, January 2009.
- Environmental Working Group, Dumping Sewage Sludge On Organic Farms? Why USDA Should Just Say No, April, 1998.
- Environmental Working Group, Routes of Exposure sewage sludge: EWG Research on Chemicals in sewage sludge, April 30, 1998.
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