THE "NOT-SO" NEWS/JBLA: Melamine Issue Heats Up

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Melamine Issue Heats Up

There is both good and bad news regarding the MELAMINE poisoning that has ripped through the headlines over the past few years.

The Food and Drug Administration has released a new report that confirms that consumers will only be ingesting a few particles at a time if they eat products containing the resin base material. The report also stated that there are 'safe levels' that can be ingested by nearly everyone. The bad news is that, depending on the size of your digestive tract, it can also kill you especially if you are an infant.

This was only discovered after more than 50,000 babies in China were stricken by acute kidney failure after drinking Melamine laced baby formula. Several infants reportedly died because their small tiny bodies could not digest the chemical.

Chinese manufacturers, known for their technological advances and money saving tactics, challenged that theory first by poisoning dogs and cats in early 2007 by adding the nitrogen-rich chemical to pet food. Their secret may have gone unnoticed had pets instinctively snubbed the tainted food, but that is not the case. Instead pets trusted their owners to know that the food they were serving them would keep them healthy and fit, not lead them to kidney related ailments and/or death.

Of course manufactures, who are usually creatures of habit, have gone even further by adding the chemical to candy just in time for Halloween, and pretzels just in time for the holidays. The list is endless it appears [click on headline for a list of more tainted products] so consumers should be wary of anything that melts in your mouth but not in your hands. This is a clear sign that it takes heat to break down the chemical in Melamine.

Even though the news is bad there is one more upside for those who have ingested more than they can handle. When a person dies from an illness related to Melamine poisoning they can choose to remain with their family after opting for cremation.

One option is to have the ashes reformulated for use in the kitchen. Mortuary designers can turn anyone's contaminated ashes into laminate counter tops that can be tinted to a variety of colors and designed to fit your space.

If you want more bang for your buck you can opt to spread the ashes into equal parts to create an entire set of storage containers, which will allow you to have contact with your loved ones on a daily basis and are far easier to share with relatives of the deceased.

Either option is affordable and environmentally correct.

Scientists around the world agree that reformulating a loved one is safer than scattering the ashes because of the possible impact on the ozone layer.


Blogger Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

They better keep that crap out of my Ketel One...Very funny!

10:08 AM  
Blogger jbwritergirl said...

...and out of my Petron!!!!!!

3:00 PM  
Blogger gaohui said...

If you want to look ed hardy clothes and feel sexy, a Christian audigier maternity cocktail ed hardy shoes dress may be the ed hardy outlet fashion choice. There ed hardy Bikini are a variety ed hardy hats of cocktail dresses ed hardy swimsuits available, from a sexy ed hardy clothing black to an eye catching red. You can ed hardy glasses either choose a dramatic wrap-dress ed hardy or a sophisticated jersey dress. There ed hardy iphone cases are a variety of styles, patterns, and designs ed hardy dresses to suit any occasion. If you are looking for a bit more ed hardy Jackets dazzle, consider a comfy waist band mini skirt.facickpr

5:21 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

My Photo
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

One day I was sitting in front of my computer trying to capture an image, but instead, the computer caught my soul. I have been living inside this little box for some time now and I like it when people visit. Come on, you know you want to tell me something...

Get my banner code or create your own banner

Powered by Blogger

Add to Technorati Favorites
referer referrer referers referrers http_referer
get this clock
I got a Goldstar
BlogAdvance Top Blogs
Solution Graphics
Enter your Email

Powered by FeedBlitz

Powered by Blogger

............................................................................... web site promotion Funniest Video
  • 'BEST BLOG OF THE DAY' JULY 1, 2006 Read The Review .........................................