Melamine, CAS# 108-78-1, is a trimer of cyanamide manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as White powder. Melamine is widely used as additive in special plastics manufacturing. It can not be used in food and beverage manufacturing.
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As Melamine is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Melamine for long period.
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
Melamine may have some affect on pregnant or breast-feeding women. We recommend consumers to consult professionals before using Melamine in food of pregnant or breast-feeding women.
Though Melamine is not on FDA's GRAS exemption list, it's still widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries including USA with specific limit on dosage.
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Author: Wang W, Chen H, Yu B, Mao X, Chen D.
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Author: Wang PC, Lee RJ, Chen CY, Chou CC, Lee MR.
3. Selective melamine detection in multiple sample matrices with a portable Raman instrument using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy-active gold nanoparticles. [Anal Chim Acta. 2012 Jul 6]
Author: Mecker LC, Tyner KM, Kauffman JF, Arzhantsev S, Mans DJ, Gryniewicz-Ruzicka CM.
4. Disposition of melamine residues in blood and milk from dairy goats exposed to an oral bolus of melamine. [Food Chem Toxicol. 2010 Aug-Sep]
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