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Tainted Chinese Milk with Melamine
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Posted 9/21/08 , edited 9/21/08
This wasnt the First Time but the Second Time.
It already happened this year with Chinese Candies contaminated with Formaline and now Chinese Milk were contaminated with Melamine.
The First One was the Chinese Candy named White Rabbit.
Beijing Olympics was really Sucessfull they even won the Overall Champion after those Glories this things come.
I was sad for those Babies who died from not knowing anything and died without giving them chance to experience this Beautiful World.

*I edited some since it was too long but I would give you the Links*

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BEIJING - China's tainted milk crisis widened Friday after tests found the industrial chemical melamine in liquid milk produced by three of the country's leading dairy companies, the quality watchdog said. Singapore suspended the sale and import of all Chinese milk and dairy products because several tested items were contaminated.

Tainted baby formula has been blamed for killing four infants and sickening 6,200 in China since the scandal broke last week. Some 1,300 babies, mostly newborns, are currently in hospitals and 158 of them are suffering from acute kidney failure. Thousands of parents across the country were bringing their children to hospitals for health checks.

The crisis was initially thought to have been confined to tainted milk powder. But about 10 percent of liquid milk samples taken from Mengniu Dairy Group Co. and Yili Industrial Group Co. — China's two largest dairy producers — contained melamine, according to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. Milk from Shanghai-based Bright Dairy also showed contamination.

Source: Yahoo News : http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080919/ap_on_re_as/as_china_baby_formula_recall_45


Melamine Discription
Melamine is an organic base with the chemical formula C3H6N6, with the IUPAC name 1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triamine. It is only slightly soluble in water.

Melamine is a trimer of cyanamide. Like cyanamide, it is 66% nitrogen (by mass) and provides fire retardant properties to resin formulas by releasing nitrogen when burned or charred. Dicyandiamide (or cyanoguanidine), the dimer of cyanamide, is also used as a fire retardant.

Melamine is a metabolite of cyromazine, a pesticide. It is formed in the body of mammals who have ingested cyromazine.It was also reported that cyromazine is converted to melamine in plants.

Source: Wikipedia :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melamine

Effects on Human & Animals
Acute toxicity
Melamine is reported to have an oral LD50 of >3000 mg/kg based on rat data. It is also an irritant when inhaled or in contact with the skin or eyes.The reported dermal LD50 is >1000 mg/kg for rabbits.In a 1945 study, large doses of melamine were given orally to rats, rabbits and dogs with "no significant toxic effects" observed.

A study by USSR researchers in the 1980s suggested melamine cyanurate (a salt formed between melamine and cyanuric acid, commonly used as a fire retardant could be more toxic than either melamine or cyanuric acid alone.For rats and mice, the reported LD50 for melamine cyanurate was 4.1 g/kg (given inside the stomach) and 3.5 g/kg (via inhalation), compared to 6.0 and 4.3 g/kg for melamine and 7.7 and 3.4 g/kg for cyanuric acid, respectively.

A toxicology study conducted after recalls of contaminated pet food concluded that the combination of melamine and cyanuric acid in diet does lead to acute renal failure in cats

Chronic toxicity
Ingestion of melamine may lead to reproductive damage, or bladder or kidney stones, which can lead to bladder cancer.[15][20][

A study in 1953 reported that dogs fed 3% melamine for a year had the following changes in their urine: (1) reduced specific gravity, (2) increased output, (3) melamine crystalluria, and (4) protein and occult blood.[24]

Wilson Rumbeiha, an associate professor in Michigan State University’s Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health, commenting on results from a survey commissioned by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians and designed and implemented by MSU toxicologists presented at the AAVLD's October 2007 meeting, said: "Unfortunately, these melamine cyanurate crystals don’t dissolve easily. They go away slowly, if at all, so there is the potential for chronic toxicity.”

Source: Wikipedia :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melamine


Whats your Opinion?
(I know this would happen that Chinese Goverment & Manufacturers would be Blamed.
Please if you can dont tell anything Bad they are in a Big Crisis they need more Supporters than Blamers.)
Posted 9/21/08
tl;dr but I do know here in our country "made in china" products are low quality.
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Here in Philippines are Goverment are doing some moves.
I'm quite Happy for Filipinos like me no one yet got ill or died.I'm hoping for Chinese Babies to get well.
Posted 9/21/08
^ Just the babies, eh?
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Khemia wrote:

tl;dr but I do know here in our country "made in china" products are low quality.


actually, that's the case worldwide.
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Posted 9/21/08
its so sad.
cute little babies dying ;__;

so... sad... ;'(
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Yeah, And to think that if there was a hard core terrorist, he could cause a world wide panic just by speading some viruses and toxins like these.
I do hate the world we live in, it's a pitiful one.For a fact now, no one is safe anywhere. You can only do so much to protect yourself and your loved ones...
Posted 9/21/08
I'm glad California has such a great system for the dairy industry, I don't have to worry bout any of this shit in my milk or any of the dairy products I purchase.
Posted 9/21/08
^ They lied about the happy cows. Poor cows.
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Posted 9/21/08
In Canada, Milk comes in bags!
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Posted 9/21/08
in my country, they said they never imported milks from China
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Posted 9/21/08

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in my country, they said they never imported milks from China


lol nobody imports milk from other countries, it's perishable and gets spoiled after 4-5 days.
Posted 9/21/08
it is sad that lil babies dying and its hard to give birth and raise a child and being pregant for like wat 9 months its sad but they didnt know it contained melamine feel sorry for the parents who have children with kidney problems or who have died
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Posted 9/21/08
i think, china government don't really care for his people.. :sweatingbullets:

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Posted 9/23/08
baby formula? but can we drink it too? like teens? or maybe adults?
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