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Old April 11th, 2007, 03:17 PM
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Second, unidentified contaminant discovered

Bit from an article:

Dr. Richard Goldstein, associate professor of medicine at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine and a kidney specialist who is researching the outbreak's health impact on pets, said he and other researchers saw what they believe is a second contaminant in the gluten and the urine of infected animals, but have yet to identify it. Cornell is among labs working with the FDA.

"The concerted effort now is to identify what else is in there, and what's in the crystals" of infected animals' urine and tissue, Goldstein said.


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Old April 11th, 2007, 03:55 PM
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Actually, it would be the third contaminant, as melamine and aminopterin were both found (though aminopterin was later said to be retested for, and not found). Aminopterin was the so called rat poisen, also used in cancer treatments as it inhibits the growth of malignant cells and helps to suppress the immune system.

I mentioned this in another thread, but when I went to do the research, I couldn't find anything about it. Thanks for posting this.
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It sure would help if the Chinese government would be more co-operative.
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