In Bejing, China there has been an outbreak of tainted infant formula  which today, has claimed its fourth victim. A total of 18 people people have been arrested due to charges of distribution of toxic food. “The raw milk had been watered down and a chemical added to fool quality checks” sayed Chinese newspapers(cnn.com). the chemical is used primarily as a flame retardant. Flame retardants are materials that inhibit or resist the spread of fire.