Thursday, December 04, 2008
Why is melamine dangerous?
Melamine is an organic chemical normally used for industrial purposes, such as in fertilisers, cleaning products and pesticides.
As melamine has a high nitrogen content (as does protein), some Chinese milk manufacturers used it in milk products to convince health autorities that the items contained high amounts of protein.
Animal studies have shown that exposure to high levels of melamine or even a mixture of low levels of melamine with certain chemicals can results in kidney and urinary tract problems.
Conclusion-melamine shouldn't be in food!