Following tricky triclosan: Antibacterial product flows through streams, crops

Don’t know how much good antibacterials do on a household level but I’m still waiting for all the harm they were supposed to cause to public health. Continue reading Following tricky triclosan: Antibacterial product flows through streams, crops

NO… there is still no convincing evidence that antibiotic use on the farm is a public health problem

The best former FDA commission Donald Kennedy can do — after all these years of hysteria and research — is point to studies that, in the words of their authors, only “could be responsible” for, or “suggest” a link between livestock antibiotics and resistant bacteria. Continue reading NO… there is still no convincing evidence that antibiotic use on the farm is a public health problem

Anti-chemical industry pushes feds to ban triclosan from anti-bacterial products

It used to be anti-bacterial resistance. Now it’s endocrine disruption. Either way, it’s always junk science. Continue reading Anti-chemical industry pushes feds to ban triclosan from anti-bacterial products

Study: Unchecked antibiotic use in animals may affect global human health

“The increasing production and use of antibiotics, about half of which is used in animal production, is mirrored by the growing number of antibiotic resistance genes, or ARGs, effectively reducing antibiotics’ ability to fend off diseases – in animals and humans.” Continue reading Study: Unchecked antibiotic use in animals may affect global human health