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Group Photo Outside of the
Greenfield Milk Station
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1922
MILK STATIONS

Dubbed the “White Peril,” the raw, bacteria-ridden milk city children routinely drank—milk
many experts believed was linked to Pittsburgh's high childhood mortality rate.  Scientists
were convinced that the discoveries of Louis Pasteur offered the best hope for a remedy to the
milk problem.” Milk Stations popped up everywhere.  Offering free milk to the destitute
showed health officials that childhood mortality rates had been drastically cut in
neighborhoods with milk stations, the city—and soon all cities—banned the sale of raw milk.”