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Emory University Finds Traces of Pesticide and Antibiotics in Conventional Milk Samples

A study by Emory University tested 69 samples of organic and conventionally produced milk from retailers across the country. Researchers found traces of pesticides and antibiotics in conventionally produced milk but not in milk produced using organic methods. They also found that growth hormone levels were higher in the conventional milk samples than in organic milk samples. Although most samples were within FDA and EPA limits considered safe for these substances, several samples of conventionally produced milk exceeded FDA limits for a few of the antibiotics tested.