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Analysis of Nitrosamines Migration from Condoms in the Chinese Market Using a Proper Migration Experiment


In 2008, a total of 37 condoms was sampled from the Chinese market. Released nitrosamines and nitrosatable substances from the samples were monitored according to EN12868 method. Furthermore, to simulate the process of nitrosamines migration from condoms, a new and proper migration experiment was proposed in this study. N-nitrosodimethylamine, N-nitrosodiethylamine and N-nitrodibutylamine were found in almost all samples. The release levels of nitrosamines varied from 15.62 to 792.89 μg/kg. The proposed method is feasible, sensitive and accurate.

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The study was funded by National Population and Family Planning Commission of China (2007GJSSJKA02).

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Feng, D., Zhou, Q., Cheng, X. et al. Analysis of Nitrosamines Migration from Condoms in the Chinese Market Using a Proper Migration Experiment. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 84, 373–377 (2010).

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  • Nitrosamines
  • Migration
  • Determination