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  •  AS far as you know. Ask someone about Chlorine. (2+ / 0-)
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    churchylafemme, Van Buren

    Kills germs... whitens clothes and in gas form it can kill humans as 2 of my friends found out when they died in a pit while doing work at a waste water plant. Antibiotics aren't magical they are a chemical compound that has one effect that is recognized which does not preclude other effects. Sneering at those who look to see what other effects overuse of this particular group of chemicals doesn't advance anything.

    Fear is the Mind Killer...

    by boophus on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 08:15:28 PM PDT

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    •  We have (0+ / 0-)

      more than enough scientific evidence to justify curbing the rampant use of antibiotics for livestock, yet the food and drug industries are not only fighting proposed legislation to reduce these practices, they also oppose collecting the data. Unfortunately, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, as well as the F.D.A., is aiding and abetting
      them.

    •  I'm just going with established science (0+ / 0-)

      on the issue. Various compounds have been studied for decades, we know what antibiotics do.

      Your beliefs don't make you a better person. Your behavior does.

      by skohayes on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 02:35:48 AM PDT

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