Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Where do our antibiotics go? [Hint: "Cuba" is not the correct answer.]

"A study by the Union of Concerned Scientists found that in the United States, 70 percent of antibiotics are used to feed healthy livestock, with 14 percent more used to treat sick livestock. 
Only about 16 percent are used to treat humans and their pets, the study found."

Source: The Spread of Superbugs
Image source: The Bitter Truth of Homeostatic Imbalance

1 comment:

Liberality said...

Isn't that crazy! My sister-in-law got MRSA while she was in the hospital last year. That is some serious shit I'm telling you.