VOL.: 1 (1972) (p. 95)
Many data on occurrence have been obtained by inadequate analytical methods and must await confirmation. Considerable progress has been made in the development of adequate and specific methods for trace analysis of nitrosamines, and reliable information is to be expected in the near future. Recent results, which have been confirmed by mass spectrometry, indicate that DMN does occur in certain food products at the 5-10 ppb level. There is some indication that DMN might be formed from ingested dimethylamine and nitrosating agents in vivo. Both precursors can occur in food.
No long-term follow-up studies of human subjects exposed to DMN are known.
Subsequent evaluations: Vol. 17 (1978); Suppl. 7 (1987) (p. 67: Group 2A)
For definition of Groups, see Preamble Evaluation.
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations N-nitrosodimethylamine (ICSC)