Why melamine (三聚氰胺,蛋白精) in adulterated milk powder causes fata kidney failure in pet and baby?

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Author(s)

  • Zhongrong ZHANG
  • Sau-Ha CHEUNG
  • Hon-yeung CHEUNG

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53 - 56
Journal / PublicationHong Kong Pharmaceutical Journal
Volume15
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2008

Abstract

In September 11, 2008 the disclosure of toxic milk powder produced by Sanlu stirred up a storm in food consumption. Twenty two brands of infant formula were confirmed to contain a substance called melamine, making 53,000 infants ills and hospitalized within ten days. What is the physicochemical property of this compound and how does it affect the health of a baby and small animal. In this reviewed article, the toxicological mechanism of melamine is described.

Research Area(s)

  • Melamine, adulterated milk, Kidney failure, Pet, Bady, Analysis

Citation Format(s)

Why melamine (三聚氰胺,蛋白精) in adulterated milk powder causes fata kidney failure in pet and baby? / ZHANG, Zhongrong; CHEUNG, Sau-Ha; CHEUNG, Hon-yeung.

In: Hong Kong Pharmaceutical Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, 30.09.2008, p. 53 - 56.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)22_Publication in policy or professional journal