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Occurrence of N-nitrosodimethylamine in South Korean and imported alcoholic beverages.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16332630     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Volatile N-nitrosamine (VNA) levels in South Korean and imported alcoholic beverages were determined between 1995 and 2002. A total of 147 alcoholic beverages, including lager beer, whiskey, liqueurs and traditional Korean alcoholic beverages (Chungju, Takju and Soju), were analysed for their VNA content by GC-TEA. Of eight VNAs (N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), N-nitrosopyrrolidine (NPYR), N-nitrosomorphorine (NMOR), N-nitrosodibuthylamine (NDBA), N-nitrosopiperidine (NPIP), N-nitrosodiprophylamine (NDPA) and N-nitrosodiphenylamine (NDPhA)) only NDMA was detected. In 1995, NDMA was detected in 79.3% of domestic beers; the average was 0.8 microg kg-1. Seven years later, the average NDMA level for 18 domestic beers was 0.3 microg kg-1 and it was positive in 55.6% samples. In whisky and liqueurs, NDMA levels averaged <0.1 microg kg-1 in both 1995 and 2002. Average NDMA levels of Chungju in 1995 were <0.1 microg kg-1, but NDMA was not detected in 2002. Takju had undetectable levels of NDMA both times. In 1995, NDMA was found in four of six Soju samples, but in 2002, NDMA could not be detected.
Authors:
J-H Shin; M-J Chung; N-J Sung
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food additives and contaminants     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0265-203X     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Addit Contam     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-07     Completed Date:  2006-02-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500474     Medline TA:  Food Addit Contam     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1083-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Hotel Curinary Arts and Bakery, Changshin College, Masan 630-520, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Alcoholic Beverages / analysis*
Beer / analysis
Carcinogens / analysis
Dimethylnitrosamine / analysis*
Food Analysis / methods
Food Contamination / analysis*
Humans
Korea
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carcinogens; 62-75-9/Dimethylnitrosamine

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