Arkansas Health Department: Raw Milk Poses Serious Risk to Pregnant Women, Children

Dec 16, 2013

The Arkansas Department of Health is endorsing the American Academy of Pediatrics' raw milk policy statement.

It's recommending all Arkansans – especially pregnant women, infants and children – avoid consuming raw milk and raw milk products.

Raw milk can transmit bacterial infections. Dr. Gary Wheeler with the Arkansas Department of Health says the risk of dairy-related outbreaks caused by raw milk is at least 150 times greater than that of pasteurized milk.