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Assay of suntan lotions for the carcinogenic, non-volatile N-nitrosamine N-nitrosodiethanolamine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2400422     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
N-nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA) is a carcinogenic, non-volatile nitrosamine that has been shown to pass readily through the skin of animals and humans. It has often been found as a contaminant in cosmetics. Twenty different suntan lotions, available in Israel, both liquids and creams, were analyzed for NDELA content. Most products contained undetectable or trace levels, but 3 were found to be contaminated with as much as 27 ppb of the nitrosamine. Continual use of such products, especially by small children and infants, may significantly increase their exposure to NDELA.
J B Westin; B Speigelhalder; R Preussmann; J Shani
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cancer letters     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0304-3835     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer Lett.     Publication Date:  1990 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-05-25     Completed Date:  1990-05-25     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7600053     Medline TA:  Cancer Lett     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  157-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Ecology, School of Public Health, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinogens / isolation & purification*
Diethylnitrosamine / isolation & purification
Drug Contamination
Sunscreening Agents / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carcinogens; 0/Sunscreening Agents; 1116-54-7/N-nitrosodiethanolamine; 55-18-5/Diethylnitrosamine
Erratum In:
Cancer Lett 1990 Aug;53(1):79

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