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Melamine-Tainted Milk Powder Kills Four Children in China

11:20 AM MDT | September 22, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Chinese-produced milk powder intentionally contaminated with melamine has killed four children and caused illness to thousands more across China, Chinese authorities say. The Chinese government announced last week that it had arrested 18 people it believes are involved in the contamination. Melamine was added to the milk powder to make it appear higher in protein, but the product can damage the health of kidneys. Melamine has been found in products made by 22 Chinese companies. The head of Sanlu Group, one of the largest dairy companies known to be involved in...

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