Money is important in these uncertain financial times where cash reigns as king. However, making more money should never ever be at the expense of human lives or human safety, especially those of little babies.
Read the latest updates on how 4 babies have died and more than 6,200 babies have already fallen terribly sick in China’s worst tainted milk scandal.
China has always been notorious for selling consumer products at a very cheap price. Unfortunately, in so many cases, their products have often been found to be sub-standard and severely lacking in quality. What saddens the world is when the innocent lives of young babies are compromised in their greed for money.
Widespread contamination of infant formula milk across China has resulted in hundreds of babies developing kidney stones and some babies have even died as a result of that. Details are in the CNN excerpt below.
Testing by Sanlu found tripolycyanamide, also known as melamine, in 700 tons of its product, the news agency reported.
Zhao told the news agency that the suspects added water to the milk they sold to Sanlu to make more money, then added the chemical so the diluted milk could still meet standards.
Health experts say ingesting melamine can lead to kidney stones, urinary tract ulcers, and eye and skin irritation.
The chemical is commonly used in coatings and laminates, wood adhesives, fabric coatings, ceiling tiles and flame retardants. (source)
What possessed these infant milk producers to even think of adding such a poisonous chemical into milk that will be consumed by young babies?!
Sadly, this contamination has not only been confined to milk but has now been found to spread to other milk products including yoghurt, liquid milk and ice cream.
Chinese investigators have found melamine in nearly 70 milk products from more than 20 companies, Li said Wednesday. Products made by Sanlu had the highest concentration of the chemical.
It is a sad day indeed when the lives of young babies have to be sacrificed for money.
Locally, although Malaysian milk is safe to be consumed, do take note of the infant formula you are feeding your babies with and never compromise by buying the cheapest without investigating the quality of the products, especially food products. Although good products may cost a little bit more, it is worth paying that difference especially for your children whose digestive and immunity systems may not be fully developed yet.
Never compromise money over health.