> In a message dated 8/2/2000 6:56:42 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > people ate the milk, it would make their bodies more
> > resistant to erythrymicin. However, its not the human body's resistance
> > that is important, but the resistance of any diseases humans may
> > contract, a significantly different thing.
> But if we are always ingesting small amounts of the antibiotic, would that
> make the bacterias and germs more resistant eventually?
I'm not sure whether small amounts contribute to that at all. It is my
impression that resistance is only evolved when strains have been subject to
high levels of the antibiotic, enough to kill some or most of the bacteria.
Repeated exposures of such high mortality rates would evolve resistant strains.
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