Throughout history greed has led man to commit hideous crime against his own kind. Some of these crimes weren’t physical but the consequences they had inflicted were just as hideous if not more so than those physical sufferings inflicted by the physical crimes. One of such crimes in recent times is the contamination of milk manufactured by some the milk powder suppliers in China. Innocent people, including helpless children are suffering as a result of this unscrupulous act. This piece from “Daniel” in the “Fun and Fun Only” I found to be informative and beneficial, so I copied and posted it here. Hope others too will have a better knowledge of the subject.
1.What really is poisoned milk?
It is the milk powder mixed with “MELAMINE”
What is Melamine use for?
It is an industrial chemical use in the production of melawares.
It is also used in home decoration. “US resistant board”
Melamine is use in industrial production! It cannot be eaten.
The most important nutrient in milk is protein. And Melamine has the same protein that contains “NITROGEN”
2.Why is Melamine added in milk powder?
Adding Melamine in milk reduces the milk content and it is cheaper then milk so it lowers capitalization.It can give the business man more profit! Below is Melamine. It look like milk? It doesn’t have any smell, so cannot be detected by sight.
Year 2007!! US cats and dogs died suddenly, they found that pet food from China contains Melamine.
3.When was it discovered?
Starting 2008, In China , an abnormal increase in infant cases of kidney stones.
August 2008 China Sanlu Milk Powder tested with Melamine
Sept. 2008 – New Zealand gov’t asked China to look into this problem
Sept. 21, 2008 – Lots of different food products in Taiwan were tested with Melamine.
How Melamine works its harm :
Melamine remains inside the kidney. It forms into stones blocking the tubes. Pain will be eminent and person cannot urinate. Kidney will then swell.
4.What happens when Melamine is digested?
Although surgery can remove the stones, it will still 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 filtering all of the body’s blood into a machine and then go back to the body.
The whole process takes 4 hours and it is necessary to dialysis once for every 3 days for the rest of your life.
A small hole is required in the arm to insert the sub-dialysis catheter.
Why is it more serious in babies?
Because the kidney is very small and they drink plenty of milk powder.
Here is a baby undergoing dialysis.
China currenty has 13,000 infants hospitalized
It does not matter how much a human being took Melamine. The important point is “It cannot be EATEN!”
What are the foods to be avoided?
Foods that contain dairy products should be avoided.
Remember: Foods with creamer or milk should be avoided.
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 for 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.
Wish the government and its officials had been more responsible, wish they had carried out their jobs more diligently. Some of the government officials are responsible for this human misery because their own greed for money had caused them to neglect their official duties. The business community in all sectors have gone amok with greed, governments should be more watchful of the activities of business activities as the businessmen have shown they cannot regulate themselves. Conscience has proved to be of no match for greed!
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