London: Plastic plates are 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.Taiwanese researchers have found that hot temperatures increase the amount of melamine we are exposed to - and this can increase the risk of kidney stones, the Daily Mail reported.They studied two groups of people who ate piping hot noodle soup. One group ate from melamine bowls, the other from ceramic bowls.Urine samples were collected before the meal, and every two hours for 12 hours following the meal.Three weeks later, the volunteers consumed the same kind of soup but the type of bowl they used was reversed. Urine samples were collected again.
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