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Manure, Antibiotics & Compost

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Published on Oct 30, 2013

It's common knowledge that the commercial livestock industry stuffs its cattle, hogs and chickens with antibiotics. A new study shows just how dangerous the practice is. A review of 440,000 patient records in Pennsylvania found that those who lived near farms and areas where manure was dumped were 38 percent more likely to develop a MRSA infection. MRSA is one of the most insidious and deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria now spreading across the globe, attacking skin and other soft tissue.

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