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Nitrosamine and nitrosatable safe natural latex products

by Anil Skariah, Thaimed Group of Companies

Nitrosamines are an extremely common group of chemicals, which are naturally abundant in the environment. They can be found in many processed foods, such as fried bacon, cured meat and fish, sausages, cheese, pickled vegetables and beer, tobacco, certain cosmetics, and most rubber products (made out of both natural rubber [NR] latex and dry rubber, as well as both natural and synthetic rubber). Nitrosamines are produced in reactions between what are known as secondary amines and nitrous acid/nitrosatable substances (NOX).

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