When some folks first hear of Loop or biosolids they have concerns about safety. These concerns are reasonable given the stigma of disease and pollution associated with untreated human waste. For this reason, land application of biosolids-based soil amendments is among the most extensively researched and studied practices in the United States. Decades of research have answered important questions about the content and safety of biosolids such as: what’s in biosolids? Are they safe to use? What happens to the environment when they’re used?
Thanks to thousands of scientific studies, the safety of biosolids as a soil amendment has been repeatedly demonstrated. Not only that, but many of these studies also help define best management practices, introduce improved treatment technologies, and provide scientific foundation for regulations. Science has also unearthed a trove of biosolids benefits. From gardens to forests to the farmland, Loop is safe and Loop works.