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HUMAN ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE AND TOXICITY FROM LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION

Posted on Feb 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

HUMAN ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE AND TOXICITY FROM LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION By L. Terry Chappell, M.D.               Excessive use of antibiotics in clinical practice contributes to resistant strains of bacteria.  Recent evidence links the massive use of antibiotics in animal food production to antibiotic resistance.  Antibiotic resistance is particularly relevant to vulnerable populations, such as the very young and very old and those with compromised immunity.  In addition, increasing amounts of certain toxic metals have been accumulating in the environment. This a critically important issue for...

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