San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission gives out free composting soil to their residents, schools, and businesses, to make composting easier. Pretty cool, right? In theory, yes, but test results show that the supposedly organic soil is full of endocrine-disrupting chemicals like PBDE, flame retardants, triclosan, detergent breakdown components, and antibacterial agents, among other chemicals.
Where is this tainted soil coming from, you ask? Oh, just sewage sludge. Yes — the Public Utilities Commission has been collecting soil from the sewer, and handing it out to school children. Why is anyone surprised that the soil would be crawling with chemicals?
via Natural News