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MELAMINE IN DISHWARE: Should we be concerned?

Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On February 19, 2009 @ 11:25 am In Design,Green Kitchen | No Comments

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There’s been a lot of talk about Melamine in the news [2]over the past year, with the pet-food poisoning scandal, and more recently, the baby formula poisoning scandal [2] in China. We’ve all read about this, but did you realize that melamine is a very common plastic that is in MANY plastic plates, bowls, cups and utensils [3]? We were a little concerned when we realized that the very same substance that has poisoned babies in China [4] and pets around the world, comes into contact with all of our food on a daily basis – so we decided to investigate the issue…


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/19/melamine-in-dishware-should-we-be-concerned/

[2] Melamine in the news : http://www.sciam.com/blog/60-second-science/post.cfm?id=why-is-melamine-in-baby-formula-you-2008-09-24

[3] MANY plastic plates, bowls, cups and utensils: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/tabletop-servingware/hot-and-cool-melamine-plates-from-bongenre-048489

[4] poisoned babies in China: http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2008-09-11-tainted-formula_N.htm

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