The Wisconsin legislature will be voting on two bills, AB 1531/2 and SB 306/2 that would legalize the sale of unpasteurized, raw milk in the state.
The battle is brewing in Wisconsin over this legislation and a group of pediatricians has come out in strong opposition to these bills.
In a press release dated Mar. 24, the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WIAAP) stated sharply that this legislation would endanger children.
According to Jim Conway, MD, FAAP, chair of the WIAAP Infectious Disease and Immunization committee, “Pasteurization is viewed worldwide as a significant public health breakthrough. As pediatricians we care for and protect children who cannot choose their own diets.”
Conway went on to say, “Pasteurization has prevented countless cases of infection in children and individuals with compromised immune systems, as well as the general public. There are no scientific reasons to oppose pasteurization, but there are significant risks associated with the practice of drinking raw milk.”…”