Eating hot food off plastic plates can increase the risk of kidney stones
Its is a favourite of parents and picnic-goers the world over. But new research suggests that eating hot meals on melamine crockery could actually be harmful to health.
Urine samples were collected before the meal, and every two hours for 12 hours following the meal.
He noted that both higher temperatures (from hot soups, for example) or more acidic foods can encourage melamine to contaminate food, especially in older or low-quality kitchenware.