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Many people will recognize melamine as an essential component of unbreakable, colorfully-designed, and inexpensive dishware. These qualities make melamine-based kitchenware popular among those who wanted affordable, yet stylish dishes and among parents to young children, for whom dropped dishes are a common theme.

In 2007 and 2008, melamine became a global concern when dogs, cats, and infants began getting sick, some fatally, due to the high amounts of melamine found in their food and milk formula. This not only led to the largest recorded recall of pet food, but also shone a light on the potential toxicities of melamine and reignited concerns about the quality and safety of Chinese…

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 Melamine: An In-Depth Look At The Toxic Chemical In Our Kitchen

Why is a toxic chemical still so common in our household? How safe or dangerous is melamine to us? And exactly when does melamine become lethal?


Melamine is a chemical compound that has a number of industrial uses, including the production of laminates, glues, dinnerware, adhesives, molding compounds, coatings and flame retardants.

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