Release of N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosable substances
N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances are present, usually in trace quantities, in various environmental media, certain food products, cosmetics, and rubber products. In particular, those found in rubber products are thought to originate from certain additives used in the vulcanization of rubber.
N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances are controlled by Commission Directive 93/11/EEC. In addition, recommendation XXI by Germany’s Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has set the migration limit of N-nitrosamines from elastomers to food at ≤ 1.0 µg/dm².
- Suitable sample matrices
- Natural and synthetic elastomers
- Minimum sample amount
- Depends on the sample type
- Typical turnaround time
- 4 weeks after receiving the samples
- Quality system
- Accredited test method