Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) is a hormone that appears naturally in humans and cows. It is present in high levels in milk from cows treated with recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH).

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Organic Consumers Association: Bovine Growth Hormone
Collection of news and articles about the use of rBGH, the health concerns related to IGF-1 in milk, legal challenges and government regulations.
Europa: Growth Promoting Hormones Pose Health Risk to Consumers
The EU Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health confirmed that the use of hormones as growth promoters for cattle poses a potential health risk to consumers. (April 23, 2002)
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