1. "MELAMINE“ in Milk Powder Poisoned Milk Understand the risk of milk poisoning. Share this information with friends.
2. Used in the production of melawares. The Industrial Chemical, Melamine.
3. Also used in home decoration Melamine is used in industrial production! It cannot be eaten. US Resistant Board
4. Why is Melamine added in milk powder? The most important nutrient in milk is protein. More profit for the business man! It lowers capitalization. Melamine has the same protein that contains "NITROGEN”. Adding Melamine in milk reduces milk content. It is cheaper than milk.
5. Cannot be detected. This is Melamine. Like milk. No smell.
6. When was it discovered?
7. Year 2007 Pet food from China contains Melamine. Cats and dogs died suddenly. Discovered in USA:
8. Starting 2008 An abnormal increase in infant cases of kidney stones. Discovered in China:
9. August 2008 China Sanlu Milk Powder tested with Melamine. September 2008 New Zealand government ask China to check this problem September 21, 2008 Lots of food products in Taiwan tested with Melamine. Discovered in China:
10. What happens when Melamine is digested? <ul><li>Melamine remains inside the kidney. </li></ul><ul><li>Forms into stones blocking the tubes. </li></ul><ul><li>Kidney will then swell. </li></ul><ul><li>It can lead to loss of kidney function. </li></ul><ul><li>Patient will require kidney dialysis. </li></ul><ul><li>Can lead to death because of uremia. </li></ul>Symptoms: pain, cannot urinate Surgery can remove the stones, but it will cause irreversible kidney damage.
11. <ul><li>What is dialysis? </li></ul><ul><li>Dialysis is required for patients who have temporarily or permanently lost their kidney functions. </li></ul><ul><li>It helps by filtering the blood through a machine to rid the body of harmful wastes, extra salt and water. </li></ul><ul><li>The process: </li></ul><ul><li>takes 4 hours </li></ul><ul><li>needs to be performed once every 3 days </li></ul><ul><li>is required for the rest of their life. </li></ul>
12. Dialysis Center A small cut is made on the arm to insert the sub-dialysis catheter.
13. More serious in babies! In China: 13,000 infants hospitalized. Their kidneys are very small and they drink a lot of milk.
14. How much Melamine can a human being take? IT DOES NOT MATTER "It cannot be EATEN!"
15. Wikipedia: Melamine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melamine Melamine Contaminated Food List http://www.sciencebase.com/science-blog/melamine-contaminated-food-list.html Melamine in Food Products Manufactured in China http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/melamine/chinafood.asp Canadian Food Inspection Agency : Melamine - Certain products from China http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/2008melamine.shtml Melamine Contamination in China http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2008/NEW01891.html <ul><li>What are the foods to be avoided? </li></ul><ul><li>Which companies are affected? </li></ul><ul><li>Food that contain dairy products. </li></ul>ASK CHECK SEARCH READ NOTE Food Labels http://pediatrics.about.com/od/nutrition/ss/food_labels.htm
16. What do we do next? Avoid product reported contaminated for at least six months. Stop selling dairy products for the meantime if you have snack bar, restaurant or coffee shops. Change to mother's milk or find other substitutes if you have infants at home to feed. Share This Information With Friends