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Saturday, September 15, 2012

What is Melamine, actually? .. read on

EXPLANATION OF MELAMINE

1.  What really is poisoned milk?

It is the milk powder mixed with 'MELAMINE'




What is Melamine used for?

It is an industrial chemical used in the production of melawares.



It is also used in home decoration.
'US resistant board'







Melamine is used in industrial production,it cannot be eaten!



2.  Why is Melamine added in milk powder?


The most important nutrient in milk is protein.
And Melamine has the same protein that contains 'NITROGEN'



Adding Melamine in milk reduces milk content.  
It is cheaper then milk so it lowers capitalization.
It can give the business man more profit!。

Below is Melamine, doesn't it look like milk?
It doesn't have any smell, so it cannot be detected unless by lab analysis。







3.  When was it discovered?


In 2007, many cats and dogs died suddenly in America.  
Tests showed that pet food from China contained Melamine.



From early 2008, China reported an abnormal increase in infant cases of kidney stones.




In August 2008, China Sanlu Milk Powder tested positive for Melamine.




In Sept. 2008, the New Zealand government informed the authorities in China
to investigate this problem.

In Sept. 21, 2008, many food products in Taiwan also tested positive for Melamine.



4.  What happens when Melamine is digested?


Melamine remains inside the kidney. It forms into stones blocking the tubes.
Pain will be eminent and an infected person cannot urinate.
The kidneys will then swell.


Although surgery can remove the stones, it will cause irreversible kidney damage.
It can lead to loss of kidney function and will require kidney dialysis or lead to death because of uremia.

What is dialysis?
In fact, it should be called 'blood washing'.
It is the process of filtering all of the body's blood through a machine
before being channeled back to the body.




The whole process takes 4 hours and it is necessary to undergo dialysis
once every 3 days for the rest of your life。

Here is a dialysis center



Large dialysis center




A small hole is required in the arm to insert the sub-dialysis catheter.




Why is it more serious in babies?Because the kidneys are very small and they drink a lot of milk powder. 


Here is a baby undergoing dialysis.




China currenty has 13,000 infants hospitalized




It does not matter how much Melamine a human consumes.
The fact is 'It cannot be EATEN at all !'


5.  What are the foods to be avoided?


Foods that contain dairy products should be avoided.



Remember: Foods with creamer or milk should be avoided.



6.  Which companies are affected?


Hereunder are the companies affected with Melamine.




7.  What do we do next?


Avoid the above foods for at least six months.

If you have snack bar, restaurant or coffee shops,
stop selling dairy products in the meantime.

If you have infants at home, change to mother's milk or find other substitutes.

Finally, share this information with friends so they will understand the risk of milk poisoning.

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