Milk is an important source of calcium which is good for our bones. Babies can consume several bottles of milk a day as it’s their source of food. So, when the news reported that some of the milk are tainted with melamine, first thing which came into my mind was, here we go again.
Melamine is a chemical used to produce plastic, inks and fertilizers. If added in food products, it will increase the protein content. If ingested, melamine may lead to reproductive damage, bladder or kidney stones and bladder cancer. To date, 4 infants in China already died due to drinking tainted milk. Over 12,000 children with more than 90% of them younger than 3 years old are hospitalized due to symptoms of drinking milk with melamine.