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Note: PPM means parts per million

Infant Formula

The current maximum standard for the average human’s consumption of melamine in the US is 2.5 parts per million, or ppm. This, of course assumes, that you will not consume your melamine-laced milk, with your possibly laced breakfast cereal and double you intake. The FDA has now set a standard for infants of 1 ppm.

It seems to me that most babies start out at less than a ratio of 1 to 2.5, so I don’t know how we arrived at the decision that this new standard would be acceptable. I guess we should be happy for small favors. (more…)

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My mother was an early follower of Adele Davis. She later became a nurse, after a first career as a stay-at-home-mom,  and is always on the lookout for news in the field. She knows the history of the FDA and events in the 50’s and 60’s. She sent me this recent article on melamine from the NYT: (more…)

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