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Tell the FDA to strengthen its antibiotics rule

February 27, 2014

Antibiotic resistance is a growing medical crisis. Yet, eighty percent of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used in animal agriculture, to promote growth and to compensate for unsanitary living conditions. This use in animal agriculture threatens the efficacy of antibiotics in treating infections in people.

Physicians for Social Responsibility has partnered with Health Care Without Harm to voice our concerns to the FDA, which is considering steps to curb antibiotic use in animal agriculture through a proposed rule. Please join us in asking the FDA to strengthen its rule.

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    Chemical exposures that harm farm animals and wild animals raise concern about health risks for people living near fracking sites, as the animals use the same water and breathe the same air as humans. Another, indirect concern for human health also exists: in multiple known cases of chemical exposure, cows continued to produce dairy and meat for human consumption, although it remained untested for chemical contaminants. Read more »

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