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Understand That There Are Antibiotics in Your Fish

Antibiotics in Fish

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  • In the last two decades, aquaculture production has nearly tripled, and with the rise has come a significant increase in the use of antibiotics.
  • Researchers detected five different antibiotics in shrimp, salmon, tilapia, and trout (including one brand labeled antibiotic-free)
  • Some of the antibiotics detected also showed up in wild-caught seafood, likely due to wastewater treatment plant runoff
  • Pesticides used to treat sea lice on fish farms are being detected in the environment at levels that threaten shellfish and other marine wildlife

By Dr. Mercola

Animals raised in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), such as cattle and chickens, are often fed antibiotics at low doses for growth promotion, and those antibiotics are transferred to you via meat, and even via the manure used as crop fertilizer.

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