Antibiotics: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
A STIRRING EXAMINATION OF A LOOMING CRISIS
Virtually everyone has taken antibiotics. They can be lifesavers - or they can be useless. But what are they? How are they used? And what happens as the effectiveness of antibiotics begins to decline?
Antibiotics: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) examines the personal and societal implications of our planet's most important - and arguably most overused - medications. In a question-and-answer format, it unpacks the most complicated aspects of this issue, including:
* How antibiotics are used (and overused) in humans, plants, and livestock * The consequences to date, and the potential crisis ahead, as overuse of existing antibiotics breeds new resistance in bacteria * How the globalized world enables antibiotic resistance more quickly * Collateral damage, individually and societally, of antibiotic use * The difficult decisions ahead related to medical care and the food systemGrounded in the latest scientific research and translated for general readers, Antibiotics: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) offers a clear-eyed overview of where we are, and what the future holds, as antibiotics lose their might.
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