From radio, tv and print ads, melamine is really getting so popular, even to my place, it is the favorite talk of the town. In fact, they are exaggerated reports that just put more fears to the viewing public, nonetheless, even me, at the first boom of that issue, my first question was, what is that? what are they talking about?they say its melamine? and who care about that? heck now i do....According to wikepedia:
Melamine is an organic base and a trimer of cyanamide, with a 1,3,5-triazine skeleton. Like cyanamide, it contains 66% nitrogen by mass and, if mixed with resins, has fire retardant properties due to its release of nitrogen gas when burned or charred, and has several other industrial uses. Melamine is also a metabolite of cyromazine, a pesticide. It is formed in the body of mammals who have ingested cyromazine. It has been reported that cyromazine can also be converted to melamine in plants.
Well, to make it simple, melamine is a pesticide. and for that chemical to be used as ingredient in our milk, well the world must be so crazy this time.