Tonight (Thursday July 9) the Dutch newspaper NRC and TV programme Zembla published an article on contamination of paracetamol (acetaminophen) with para-chloroaniline (PCA), a possibly carcinogenic substance. According to the Medicines Evaluation Board (MEB), the amount of PCA in the batches of paracetamol that were tested at the request of NRC and Zembla does not exceed the approved threshold. The safety of the use of paracetamol is not compromised.
During the production of medicines, irrespective of the production method used, other chemicals may arise in very small quantities. Strict limits apply to these types of substances. CONTINUE READING ON english.cbg-meb.nl