No end in sight for China's milk tragedy

2019-03-01 11:14:10

IS THERE no end in sight to China’s harrowing milk contamination scandal? As New Scientist went to press, it seemed not. After drinking formula milk contaminated with melamine – an industrial chemical added to boost measurements of the milk’s protein content – four babies were dead, 104 were in a critical condition with kidney stones, and 53,000 were ill. Meanwhile, a girl in Hong Kong was the first case outside mainland China. China’s chief quality control official has resigned and the government has vowed to tackle the problem. Catherine Schenk,