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"Food is our most intimate environmental exposure."

Theron G. Randolph, M.D.

In 1951 Food Allergy was coauthored by Dr. Randolph, in which the authors point out many deleterious effects from monotonous diets. A small pamphlet, Enjoy Nutritious Variety: Rotation Diet, explains how to avoid many of these problems. It can be purchased for $3.00 from NOHA, P.O. Box 380, Winnetka, Illinois 60093. The Nutrition for Optimal Health Association (NOHA) is an excellent source of nutrition information. Founded in 1972, NOHA is independent of any commercial or political influence. This independence reinforces NOHA's outstanding reputation for objectivity in the field of nutrition.

Dr. Randolph explained food sensitivities plus problems with other environmental exposures in great detail in An Alternative Approach to Allergies: The New Field of Clinical Ecology Unravels the Environmental Causes of Mental and Physical Ills, which he coauthored with Ralph Moss, Ph.D.

Many human health problems are caused by eating pesticided and processed foods. These problems, and healthy, nutritious alternatives, are exceedingly well described in the book Staying Well in a Toxic World, by Lynn Lawson. You can get the book from Lynnword Press at P.O. Box 1732, Evanston, IL 60201. The price per copy (including shipping) is $20.23 in Illinois, and $18.95 outside Illinois. Please make your check payable to Lynn Lawson.

Traditionally, agricultural societies used composted human waste as good fertilizer. With the industrial revolution people moved to congested cities, far from farmland. Then, untreated sewage and all sorts of toxic by-products from the new industries were mixed and piped together into rivers and oceans—it was the cheapest thing to do. However, the resulting mixtures are truly toxic and not usable: Biological wastes should have been recycled through a system that returned their nutrients to the soil, and businesses should have been required to separately treat their chemical wastes on-site so that they could be contained and reused within the industries from which they came.

At present, sewage treatment plants produce concentrated sludge, which contains organic nutrients plus the heavy metals and other toxic substances from industry. Sludge typically contains:
bulletPolychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs);
bulletChlorinated pesticides—DDT, dieldrin, 2,4,5-T, 2,4,D;
bulletChlorinated compounds such as dioxins; polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons;
bulletHeavy metals—arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury;
bulletMiscellaneous—asbestos, petroleum products, industrial solvents.
The sludge from the Milwaukee sewage treatment plant has been sold for seventy years as "Milorganite" with a warning not to use it when growing food. Unforturnately, now about twenty-eight million pounds of sludge is produced every year and we are being told by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the public relations industry that this sludge is excellent fertilizer for farmers to use when growing our food.

Stauber, John, and Sheldon Rampton, the authors of Toxic Sludge Is Good for You! Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry, did not realize how appropriate their tentative title was until they were contacted by a public relations executive who tried to get them to change the title because her company was trying to persuade the public that toxic sludge is excellent fertilizer.

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