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Soup Eaten From Melamine Bowls May Lead To Increase In Kidney Stones
2013-01-22 10:08:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Melamine, a chemical that was behind a 2008 health crisis, after it was found to have killed Chinese infants who used a certain baby formula, is sparking new concerns. It seems the chemical may raise the risk of kidney stones in people who use non-breakable melamine bowls to eat soup and other hot foods. A study from researchers at the Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan has found that when these bowls are used to serve...

2009-11-10 08:45:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Melamine: 2009 World Market Outlook and Forecast http://www.reportlinker.com/p0163704/Melamine-2009-World-Market-Outlook-and-Forecast.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire The report analyzes worldwide markets for Melamine, including Europe, Asia, North America. It provides the most complete and current analytical account of...

2009-05-01 10:26:22

With equipment readily available to health officials and businesses, a Purdue University researcher has found a way to detect trace amounts of melamine in infant formula. Using infrared lasers and light spectroscopy methods, Lisa Mauer, an associate professor of food science, was able to detect melamine in baby formula at one part per million in about five minutes or less. Melamine, a synthetic chemical used in plastics and other products, has been found in baby formula and other milk-based...

2009-01-22 12:55:00

U.S. researchers have developed a quick way to test milk for an industrial chemical known as melamine that killed at least six children in China last year. On Wednesday, researchers at Purdue University in Indiana said the method can detect tiny traces of the chemical in liquid and powdered milk in about 25 seconds. The method uses a simplified version of a mass spectrometer, which is a tool that can be used to separate and identify molecules in compounds. The tool was developed by the team...

2009-01-10 13:20:00

Scientists at the nonprofit group Consumers Union said on Friday that the decision by the Food and Drug Administration to allow U.S. manufactured infant formula contaminated with melamine or its byproducts onto store shelves is "seriously flawed" and medically risky because parents may feed their babies more than one product. Melamine and its byproduct cyanuric acid were detected by the FDA separately in four of the 89 containers of infant formula tested in the fall, but never at the same...

2008-12-01 10:00:00

Federal food regulators said they have found a way to set a safety threshold for the industrial chemical melamine in baby formula that allows for higher levels than those found in U.S.-made batches of the product. "A threshold of 1 part per million of melamine in formula, provided a related chemical is not present," Food and Drug Administration officials said on Friday. They insisted the formulas are safe. Last week, FDA tests found traces of melamine in the infant formula of one major U.S....

2008-11-28 14:12:44

An inaccurate announcement on the part of the Food and Drug Administration spurred panic and confusion among parents and consumer groups alike on Wednesday. After announcing that several top brands of infant formula contained a harmful industrial chemical called melamine, the FDA confirmed that the baby food is safe and parents should continue feeding it to their babies, contending the extremely low levels of contamination do not present a health danger. "The levels that we are detecting are...

2008-10-29 18:00:19

Melamine, the chemical behind the tainted milk scandal in China, has been found in a brand of eggs, officials in a northeastern Chinese city said Wednesday. Hangzhou officials have launched a recall of Ciyunxiang eggs, Xinhua, the official government news agency, reported. The eggs were produced by Green Living Beings Development Center in Changzhi, Shanxi Province. The city's bureau of quality and technical standards tested 27 brands of eggs, finding a dangerous level of melamine only in...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'