On April 14, 2008, the Associated Press broke a story about a sewage sludge study in Baltimore, Maryland, that banked on kids eating the sludge. The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health defended its participation in the study in an opinion piece in the Baltimore Sun on April 28, 2008.
The dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dr. Michael Klag, is terribly wrong when he claims Johns Hopkins' researchers had spread "compost," not sludge, on poor, black kids' yards in Baltimore. The "compost" came from Baltimore's Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant. Read more