Distribution of Seven N-Nitrosamines in Food

@article{Park2015DistributionOS,
  title={Distribution of Seven N-Nitrosamines in Food},
  author={Jong-eun Park and Jung‐eun Seo and Jee-yeon Lee and Hoonjeong Kwon},
  journal={Toxicological Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={31},
  pages={279 - 288}
}
N-nitrosamines, which are classified as carcinogens by IARC and US EPA, can be easily found in various foods. They are reaction products between nitrogen oxide and secondary amines, but can also be generated during fermentation. Ever since the 1960s, when nitrite, used as a preservative in processed meats, was suspected to generate N-nitrosamines, the usage of the food additive has been debated. However, the benefit of nitrite in food supply could not be ignored and the risk-benefit analysis… 
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