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Why Are Your Oranges Covered With Antibiotics?

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

oranges sprayed with antibiotics

Story at-a-glance

  • In December 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the “maximum level” of oxytetracycline for use in citrus fruits — just days after approving residues of the drug on fruit


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