China wants to make bricks from toxic milk - melamine
Posted Nov 11 2008 1:12pm
Well if the human body consumes melamine and created kidney stones, I guess the product could substantiate making a “brick”. Might not be a bad idea as long as you don’t get hungry and decided to chew on a brick. The next houses in China could be constructed of melamine, what an interesting thought and it sure beats consuming the stuff and risking poisoning and health problems. BD
A south China city is considering using milk at the centre of a poisoned food scandal to make bricks as a cheap and clean way of disposing of the tainted products, state media reported Tuesday. Guangzhou officials are looking into the viability of dumping the toxic products, found to have been tainted with the industrial chemical melamine, into furnaces that make bricks and cement, the Nanfang Daily reported, citing Wang Fan, director of the city's food safety office.
The plan comes after some Guangzhou garbage stations earlier this month poured tainted milk into rivers, triggering concerns the city's water supply would be contaminated, it said. Using the milk products in the manufacturing process is estimated to cost 700 yuan (105 dollars) for each tonne of milk processed, more than 70 percent cheaper than burning it in garbage incinerators, earlier media reports said.