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Melamine's Lethal Contamination

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    Recently the American government's FDA,  decided to allow their population to consume, for the first time, food which contains cyanuric acid and also melamine at 2.5 parts per million (ppm).
Reimschuessel et. al. state that although "melamine and cyanuric acid appeared to have low toxicity when administered separately"(1), when taken together they were highly toxic.
    Wikipedia defines a Binary Chemical Weapon as "two chemicals that when combined make a toxic agent".
    Cremonezzi et al describe melamine as a "tumorigenic agent"(2) that induced "pre-neoplastic (pre-cancerous) urothelial proliferation"(2)
    Cats fed 2000 ppm melamine and cyanuric acid developed lethal kidney failure in just 2 days(3), so perhaps humans fed 2 parts per million melamine and cyanuric acid will developed lethal kidney failure in 2000 days or about six years. There is no antidote to melamine and cyanuric acid poisoning. Prawns, fish, eggs, biscuits, poultry, wheat and milk powder from the Northern Hemisphere have all been contaminated.
    Rule number 8 for Journalists at the Beijing Olympics was that no Journalist was to ask questions about Melamine contamination.
    From 1990 to 1999 China added cheap, non-toxic Urea to Wheat to raise its Nitrogen content. Later it changed to a more expensive and lethal combination of Melamine and Cyanuric Acid, to raise the Nitrogen content of wheat. Why would it do that?
Why do we not see lots of company executives being jailed in China for this? Why have they not made and strictly enforced a law to prevent this?
  Why did Russia test and ban all foods containing any Melamine and Cyanuric Acid while other countries continued to allow them to be sold? 

  The USA eats a lot more factory made food whilst the Chinese eat more made at home, basic food, free of Melamine. Whose population will be more affected, China's or the USA,s?

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