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Re: “Drink it raw

The epidemiologists voice concern about unnecessary deaths from raw milk, but they neglect to relate that there are more food poisoning deaths related to other foods i.e. hamburger, chicken , etc than from raw milk. Hamburger and chicken and many other sources of food poisoning are still for sale. In the 1985 pasteurized milk debacle > than 150,000 people were infected from pasteurized with salmonella typhimurium milk, 2,777 of these people had the diagnosis confirmed by culture, and 14 people died. It was a debacle because it took months to find the source of the problem due to the multi state nature of the problem. There are many pasteurized milk contaminations and usually involve many people. More importantly osteoporosis and infertility are increasing in our population. The calcium from pasteurized milk is not absorbed well, and studies done in the 40's with pasteurized milk were predictive of the rise of osteoporosis from pasteurized milk. Those same animal studies indicated that the offspring of animals fed pasteurized milk were less fertile and had other health problems. The real public health problem with our current level of technology is not infections from raw milk, but the rising problem with osteoporosis that is occurring not only in post menopausal women but in men and there are indications it is starting to occur in young adults. The rising infertility creates another kind of problem that is equally traumatic as death. These are risks that most people are clueless that they are exposing themselves to when they drink pasteurized milk. I will take my chances with good raw milk.

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Posted by bailey on 06/22/2007 at 11:07 PM

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