Meet David Lewis, PhD

Research Microbiologist, Board Member of Focus for Health

David Lewis is an internationally recognized research microbiologist whose work on public health and environmental issues, as a senior-level Research Microbiologist in EPA’s Office of Research & Development and member of the Graduate Faculty of the University of Georgia, has been reported in numerous news articles and documentaries from TIME magazine and Reader’s Digest to National Geographic.

Photo Credit: Blake Giles, Editor, The Oconee Enterprise

Photo Credit: Blake Giles, Editor, The Oconee Enterprise

His research on HIV transmission in dentistry published in Lancet and Nature Medicine prompted government health organizations worldwide to adopt the current heat-sterilization standard for dentistry in the 1990s. In 2000, the EPA Administrator awarded him the Science Achievement Award for his research published in Nature concerning the effects of climate change on risks posed by environmental pollutants. More recently, his research on heavy metals and other industrial chemicals in sewage sludge (biosolids) applied to land prompted two congressional hearings, a review by the National Academy of Sciences, and new guidelines issued by the CDC.

He currently serves as Research Director for the Focus for Health Foundation, Co-Director of the National Whistleblowers Center Leadership Council, and chairs the science advisory committee for the Autism Policy Reform Coalition. In May 2014, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. in NY released his book, Science for Sale: How the U.S. Government Uses Powerful Corporations and Leading Universities to Support Government Policies, Silence Top Scientists, Jeopardize Our Health, and Protect Corporate Profits.

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Articles by Dr. Lewis:

In The Oconee Enterprise

Dr. David Lewis in the Press:

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Dr. Mercola discusses biosolids with Dr. Lewis

Natural health expert and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. David Lewis, a microbiologist with a PhD in Microbial Ecology who spent three decades working as an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientist.

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Dr. Lewis in Print:
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Science for Sale

David L. Lewis, PhD

How the US government uses powerful corporations and leading universities to support government policies, silence top scientists, jeopardize our health, and protect corporate profits.

“Organizations dealing with scientific misconduct are designed only to weed out those who commit fraud behind the backs of the institutions where they work. But the greatest threat of all is the purposeful corruption of the scientific enterprise by leaders within the institutions themselves. The science they create is often only an illusion, designed to deceive, and the scientists they destroy to protect that illusion are often our best.”<class=”author”>
—David L. Lewis, Ph.D.Former U.S. EPA Research Microbiologist

“David Lewis has been a beacon of integrity against the apocalyptical forces of ignorance and greed endeavoring to divert science from the noble pursuit of truth and pervert it into a tool that supports the most destructive policies of industry and government.”

—ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR.

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4 Comments

WILLIAM MC GRAW

PLEASE CONTACT ME CONCERNING YOUR ARTICLE IN THE OCONEE ENTERPRISE THIS WEEK. I HAVE A STORY ABOUT MY RELATIVE I THINK YOU WOULD LIKE TO HEAR THAT SOUNDS VERY MUCH LIKE YOUR EXPERIENCE. I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO TALK WITH SOMEONE ABOUT IT FOR A WHILE AND UNTIL NOW DID NOT KNOW WHO MIGHT LISTEN. I THINK YOU WILL. THANKS, BILL

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Focus For Health Team

Thank you William, we will pass your message along to Dr. Lewis. We removed your personal information from your comment but Dr. Lewis will receive it.

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William Heritage

Dr Lewis,
“EPA should have recommended that municipalities treat sewage sludge at very high temperatures to convert it into a beneficial mixture of inorganic nutrients and activated charcoal, called biochar.” Our company has invented a reactor that does this.

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Laura Harris

Dr. Lewis:
I am part of a group of landowners and farmers in eastern Washington involved in a fight against land application of biosolids by a neighboring land owner. We have submitted our comments to DOE and are awaiting the decision, which is months overdue. We are preparing an appeal and are in search of an expert witness. Could you help us, or know of someone in our area who could help? (We have also tried to contact you through Facebook)

Thank you for all your great work on this subject,

L Harris

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