Animal Antibiotics and Children’s Health

The American Academy of Pediatrics has taken a stand against the use of nontherapeutic antibiotics in animals. This report describes how the use of antibiotics as growth stimulants in livestock contributes to strains of resistant organism and potential infection through the food supply. Children are the most vulnerable to these infections. Physicians are urged to encourage families to purchase antibiotic-free meat and poultry.

PositiveTip: Choosing a plant-based diet will help avoid the potential exposure to antibiotic-resistant infections.