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Chinese products containing the chemical melamine continue to cause deaths of animals. It is believed that melamine is being added to products to artifically raise nitrogen levels which makes the product seem higher in protein when tested. Melamine has also been found in milk products, candy, cookies and pet food. When humans ingest melamine, it can cause kidney stones, and can lead to kidney failure in extreme cases. In China tainted dairy products have caused kidney stones in tens of thousands of children and has caused the deaths of four infants.

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