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EU says growth hormones pose health risk

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 29 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1442
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    Scientific research commissioned by the European Union has concluded that six growth hormones used for growth promotion in cattle pose a risk to consumers. The adverse consequences include developmental, neurobiological, genetoxic, and carcinogenic effects.

    The findings are being used by the European Union to support its 11 year …

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