Laboratory tests have revealed melamine in eight popular brands of imported powdered milk, raising concerns among health experts and parents. Rich in nitrogen and relatively cheap, adding melamine to sub-standard or watered-down milk makes the protein level appear higher. "More than 100 brands of milk have been tested in various laboratories. The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) lab found the Chinese brand Yashli-1 to contain 86.02mg of melamine per kg," Azmal Hossain, director-general of BSTI, told IRIN. However a test by Dhaka University found 280mg of melamine per kg of the Yashli-1 brand. (IRIN)

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