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Are residues of the growth hormones used in cattle in our drinking water?

Cattle producers have been using hormone implants in cattle for more than 50 years in order to increase growth rates and feed efficiency. Despite this long-time practice and the sensitivity of water-testing methods, no evidence exists that growth hormones used in cattle are in tap water supplies meant for human drinking water.

Tags: Beef Sustainability, Fact Sheet/Topic Brief, Tough Questions About Beef Sustainability, Water

Published: 2017