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Concern about Zantac first emerged... when American scientists at the Connecticut-based laboratory Valisure studied commercially available samples of Zantac and warned that these contained 'extremely high levels' of a chemical called N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), thought to cause cancer.

The scientists reported to the US regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that the ranitidine in Zantac can degrade over time into NDMA. The risk is particularly high, they added, if the medicine is stored in hot and humid conditions.

The FDA has set a safe limit for daily exposure to NDMA at 96 nanograms. Lab testing by the FDA and Valisure revealed that Zantac samples contained…

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