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Spraying Pesticides

Here Come the Superbugs? – Antibiotic Resistance Heightened by Exposure to Pesticides and Herbicides

A new study, published in the American Society for Microbiology’s journal mBio, finds that herbicides, particularly those used on genetically modified crops, can make antibiotics less effective. The study found that individuals who are exposed to herbicides while taking antibiotics are more likely to need higher doses of antibiotics to fend off the offending bacteria.