Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Chinese Toxicity

Fifteen more Chinese dairy companies were identified Wednesday as producing milk products contaminated with an industrial chemical (melamine), further broadening a scandal affecting products ranging from baby formula to chocolate, authorities said.

The contamination has been blamed for the deaths of four children and kidney ailments among 54,000 others. More than 13,000 children have been hospitalized and 27 people arrested in connection with the tainting.

This confirms a long held belief by BestView that the U.S. should avoid anything from China which is meant to be ingested. My favorite example is talapia, a farm-grown fish which is likely contaminated by whatever is in the water where it is farmed. The label should have the country of origin on the package and Chinese talapia is easily avoided. Unless you are convinced that all the water in China is pure, don't take the risk.

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