Biosolids: The Search for a Final Resting Place [PDF - 267 KB] – project looks at the challenges of biosolids management, including options for disposal, concerns about health effects, and environmental impacts. This is one in a series of reports prepared by a graduate of CDC’s Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute.
Guidance for Controlling Potential Risks to Workers Exposed to Class B Biosolids [PDF - 108 KB] – document about precautions for employers and employees working with Class B biosolids. This guidance is not intended to address nonoccupational exposure.
Links to information from outside CDC
Biosolids (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) – information about biosolids
- Guide to Field Storage of Biosolids, Appendix B: Pathogens [PDF - 28 KB]
- Sanitary Sewer Overflows: Description
- Use and Disposal of Biosolids (Sewage Sludge)
Biosolids, Animal Manure, and Earthworms: Is There a Connection? (U.S. Geological Survey) – study to determine the ability of earthworms to accumulate emerging contaminants under controlled conditions
Land Application of Municipal Biosolids (U.S. Geological Survey) – projects characterizing potential emerging contaminants in biosolids-derived composts