Raw Milk Worth Risks: List of Possible Symptoms

By Alan Ng - Jul 20, 2010

We have an interesting article for you to read now, as it has been reported that Raw Milk, although banned in the U.S, could actually be used as part of a healthy diet – according to a few advocates.

As reported from NPR, raw milk is banned becuase the Food and Drug Administration believes that it poses a health threat risk. However, some people think that the risks are worth it – like 29-year old mother Liz Reitzig.

She doesn’t believe that the risks of consuming raw milk are bad enough for her family. Instead, she happily takes 2-year old son Duncan Reitzig to farms in Pennsylvania for it – paying around $5 to $7 a gallon.

However, the FDA hasn’t banned raw milk for no reason. According to NPR, raw milk is thought to contain various harmful bacteria like E. coli and salmonella – two bacteria which can make people very sick in some cases.

What are your thoughts on this? Anything that can be linked to kidney failure is a serious issue in my opinion – should we really be taking such a laid back approach on the dangers of drinking raw milk?

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  • BMW

    I started buying raw milk in 1978. I used it to make my then 6 month old son his baby formula. I could not find one article back then to describe what salmonella or e-coli did to you, it was only a word in the dictionary defining both as bacteria. I drank raw milk from certified herds until two or three months ago when Whole Foods stopped selling it. (Talk about cowards) I am 69 years old and have never had one adverse reaction from raw milk in the last 32 years. No one is going to tell me that it is suddenly a threat to my health. The only threat is from the contaminated food that farmers are now feeding the herds. If you feed healthy herds contaminated food, they will produce contaminated milk. So place the blame where it really belongs, on people not the cows. So how many deaths were there last year from the raw milk people drank? Now, find out how many deaths there were last year from the FDA approved acetaminophen? Could it be big money is attempting to once again remove a safe product and replace it with an unhealthy one? Uh, duh?

  • Lindsey

    Milk is sterile in the udder, the danger is in the processing equipment. My family drinks raw goats milk that I milk with clean hands into a sterilized bucket after washing the udder with a sanitizing solution. E. Coli bacteria exists in feces and if E. Coli is in someone's milk it's because of poor hygiene. If the milk comes from healthy animals, is processed in a sterile manner, and is cooled quickly to 38 degrees and kept cool until use , then and only then is it safe for human consumption.