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JAN 22, 2013 - Time

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Hot Soups Can Cause Chemical to Leach from Melamine Bowls

Melamine doesn’t break , which makes it a great option for tableware, but a study shows it can taint food when heated. Melamine is widely used in fertilizers and to make plastic resins, and under normal circumstances, is generally a stable compound. In the U.S., melamine is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for manufacturing cooking utensils, plastic and paper products. According to the FDA, it may also be used in food product packaging, but is not approved as an additive in human food or animal feeds. Consistent low dose exposure to the chemical has been linked to ... Read More

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