|Dr. David Lewis|
Dr. David Lewis’ cutting edge scientific research forced the EPA to abandon its policy of promoting the land application of sewage sludge on farm land. Dr. Lewis lost his job and his case in ongoing.
Dr. David Lewis, a former senior research microbiologist with the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research & Development,
is the only EPA scientist to publish first-authored research articles
in Nature, Lancet and Nature Medicine.
Dr. Lewis is an internationally recognized research microbiologist who discovered, at the University of Georgia (UGA) in the early 1990s, that the AIDS virus could be transmitted by certain types of dental equipment that dentists share between patients. His research, published in Lancet and Nature Medicine, led to the current heat-sterilization standard for dentistry worldwide. He has also studied similar problems with flexible endoscopes used for common medical procedures such as colorectal cancer screening.
At UGA, Dr. Lewis directs the Georgia-Oklahoma Center for Research on the Environment. (hyperlink to http://dromus.nhm.uga.edu/htmldocs/Partnerships/gaok.html) There, he has published additional research articles concerning the public health and the environment, including a first-authored research article in Nature dealing with global climate change. He also organized and published a five-year prospective epidemiological study of hepatitis C cross-infection in Egypt.
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