Melamine Bowls Release Chemical in Hot Soup

A steamy bowl of soup on a wintry day is a true comfort, but you might want to make sure your hot soup is served in a ceramic or glass bowl instead of plastic. A small but unsettling study finds that those colorful hard, plastic bowls made from melamine release a chemical when filled with hot food, increasing the risk of kidney stones. In a pilot study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers in Taiwan found that volunteers …