Ton Baars, PhD, Gianaclis Caldwell, Ted Beals, MD, Pete Kennedy, Esq.
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Raw milk consumption from a European perspective: state of the art of the latest insights on raw milk studies in relation to asthma, allergies and atopic disorders.
Consumption of raw milk and raw milk products during pregnancy by the mother as well in early life by the child strongly reduces the presence of asthma and allergies in the newborn. Although strict hygienically produced raw milk meant for direct consumption is sold legally in several European countries, scientists and official health bodies advise that raw milk should be avoided by young children, pregnant women and elderly people who have a weakened immune system. This advice is counterproductive and based on the assumption that zero risks exist in life. The answer is to develop analytical methods which differentiate raw milk quality, its bacteriology and its origin.