What is NDMA?
NDMA (N-Nitrosodimethylamine), also referred to as DMN (dimethylnitrosamine) is an environmental contaminant that can form naturally or through a number of chemical or industrial processes. The contaminant is commonly found in household and cosmetic products like shampoo, laundry detergent and dishwashing soap. NDMA is found in cigarette smoke, chewing tobacco and the interior air of cars. Additionally, water and foods that contain various levels of NDMA include dairy products; cured, grilled, and smoked meats (especially bacon); fish; and vegetables.
Based on statements from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), NDMA is only used in the United States for research purposes. In cancer research, NDMA is commonly used to induce carcinogenesis in laboratory rats. The chemical is also a byproduct of numerous manufacturing industrial processes such as gasoline refining, pesticide production, hide tanning, rubber production and tire manufacturing. Moreover, the chlorination used to purify drinking and wastewater at treatment plants can inadvertently generate NDMA. NDMA is classified as an extremely hazardous substance, according to the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986. As a result, there are rigorous reporting requirements for any individuals or companies that use, store or produce NDMA in large volumes.
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Evidently, NDMA can also be found in some medicines containing ranitidine, like Zantac. Although it is not definitive, some studies suggest that NDMA can be produced as the body metabolizes ranitidine in the stomach, because of the inherent instability of the molecule. Unfortunately, ranitidine medications are not the only drugs with NDMA contamination. In July 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a voluntary recall of medications containing valsartan, an ingredient used to treat heart failure and high blood pressure, due to NDMA.
NDMA is classified as a B2 carcinogen, which means that it is a probable human carcinogen. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), exposure to large quantities of NDMA is believed to cause colorectal or gastric cancer. The likelihood of developing gastric cancer was approximately 34% greater for people with a high consumption of NDMA. Additionally, NDMA is extremely liver toxic, as even minute quantities can be connected to liver damage.
Valisure, a pharmacy that does its own independent analysis on medications, discovered NDMA levels as high as 3,000 micrograms in Zantac pills, while the acceptable threshold of NDMA consumption is set below 0.1 micrograms. Especially when compared to the mere 17 micrograms of NDMA discovered in blood-pressure medications in 2018, many people are understandably very troubled about the levels of NDMA found in Zantac medications.
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