Take Action: Be A Citizen

Take Action: Be A Citizen

So what can you do to help stop the misuse of antibiotics and prevent the growth of superbugs?

  • Be a responsible consumer:  Purchase meat, poultry, milk and eggs from companies and farmers that don’t routinely feed their animals antibiotics.
  • Cut down on your antibiotic use: Don’t take antibiotics unless you actually have a bacterial infection. Antibiotics won’t help a cold or virus and taking them for illnesses they can’t treat helps contribute to antibiotic resistance.
  • Make your voice heard:

 

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Melissa Graham

Melissa Graham, a former attorney, is the founding Executive Director of Purple Asparagus, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to educating families about all things associated with good eating, eating that's good for the body and the planet.

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