What happens to humans if they consume food/milk containing melamine?
The effects of consuming food/milk containing melamine depend on the amount of melamine in the product and for how long the person was exposed to the melamine. Melamine can cause problems in the kidneys and bladder. These problems may, in rare cases, lead to death. In China since September 2008, at least four children have died and thousands have become sick with kidney problems after drinking the formula milk that contained this toxic chemical.