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Nitrosamines as Environmental Carcinogens

Nature volume 225, pages 2123 (03 January 1970) | Download Citation

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Human cancer might be caused by nitrosamines formed in the body from ingested nitrites and secondary amines. Cooking could be a source of secondary amines.

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  1. Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer, University of Nebraska College of Medicine

    • WILLIAM LIJINSKY
  2. Laboratories of Environmental Pathology and Toxicology, Children's Cancer Research Foundation, Inc., and Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

    • SAMUEL S. EPSTEIN

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