Antibiotics in livestock negatively affect human health, economy: study

  02 April 2020

The study – conducted through the Antimicrobial Resistance Action Center in the public health school – analyzed how antibiotics and other antimicrobial substances in animal agriculture degrade human health and increase medical treatment costs. The research team, on which occupational and environmental health professor Lance Price served, developed a model to quantify the “negative externalities,” or societal costs that are not properly reflected in market prices, of the use of antibiotics in livestock.

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Author(s): Shannon Mallard; Vivi Mehren
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