Saturday, May 20, 2017

Drinking Raw Milk? Let Us Hurl Some Information At You

By Julianna LeMieux — May 16, 2017

Why is it that some of the best public health measures, with proven effectiveness, are shunned by some people?    Of course, vaccines are the canonical example of this. Now, we can add pasteurization.

Pasteurization is a 100-year-old process that kills bacteria. This is important because there can be harmful bacteria in the food that we eat and drink - most notably Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coliSalmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter sp.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a new report saying that unpasteurized (or raw) milk is consumed by only 3.2% of the population, but, along with the even smaller percentage of people who consume unpasteurized cheese, causes 96% of illnesses caused by contaminated dairy products. [1]

Unpasteurized dairy products cause 840 times more illnesses and 45 times more hospitalizations than pasteurized products.......To Read More....

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