一家备受尊重的德国研究公司—该公司致力于避孕套成分的研究—在2004年发布了一项研究成果。该研究结果简单而深刻。差不多所有被研究的避孕套（包含所有主要的美国品牌）都包含大量已被验证了致癌物N-Nitrosamine 的化学成分。所有婴儿玩具和其他一些设备都禁用这种致癌物质，其曾在90年代后期引起过大量召回。有责任帮助避孕套上的乳胶保持弹性并且通常发现在类似弹性的材料上。“如果它真有毒”你会问，“那么为何有些东西可以包含它，而又些东西被禁用它？”答案很简单。N-Nitrosamine 只能通过体内液体的接触才能进入你的身体（比如：唾液，鼻涕，血液，精液，以及阴道排出物）。所以含有N-Nitrosamine 但绝不可能与这些物质接触的产品是批准的。然而，由于没法限制婴儿会将哪种玩具放到嘴里，当该化学制品被禁用在婴儿玩具中时，就会散发出浓重的气味，因此引起了人们的关注。其他的产品是那些曾被认为是厨房设备的产品，像刮刀和橡皮调羹。 既然避孕套唯一的用途是防止两个人体内体液交换，难道它们不应该被认为要禁用吗？但仅仅在几个大型避孕套制造商，如Durex和Trojan，做了关于他们将在这样的禁用中损失多少美金的证词之后，FDA说“不应该”。
Condoms Cause Cancer
In 2004 a study was released from a well respected German research company that had been studying the components of condoms. The results of the study were simple, but profound. Nearly all condoms studied (including all major American brands) contained high amounts of a toxic chemical known as N-Nitrosamine which has been proven to cause cancer. This carcinogen was banned from all children’s toys and some other appliances, causing massive recalls in the late 1990’s. It is responsible for helping the latex in the condom stay elastically and is often found in elastic-like material. "If it’s so toxic," you ask, "then why is it found in so many materials but banned from others?" The answer is simple. N-Nitrosamine is only able to enter your body through contact with your bodily fluids (i.e. saliva, mucus, blood, semen, and vaginal discharge). So products that contain N-Nitrosamine but are never intended to be in contact with these substances are allowed. However, the big stink over this chemical came when it was banned from baby toys because there is no way to limit which toys an infant puts in her mouth, thus causing concern. The only other product that was ever considered were kitchen appliances, like spatulas and rubber spoons. With condoms only purpose being to come between 2 people and prevent the passage of bodily fluids, shouldn’t they be considered for the chemical ban? The FDA said no, but only after testimony by big business condom makers like Durex and Trojan about how much money they would loose from such a ban.
One last note: The researches in this study refused to release the information to the public about which brands of condoms fell in the highly toxic category, and which did not. Why? Because they are afraid of big companies like Durex and Trojan suing them for their well-done research which exposed their product’s flaw. The big companies think that what we don’t know won’t hurt us, but that is a lie. No matter what, a condom that contains carcinogens will still give you cancer, whether you knew about it or not. Don’t play Russian roulette with your life by hoping that the condom you’re using is part of the 7% who passed…. Be smarter than that!
Sources: A German Study in 2004 found that 93% of condoms tested contain highly carcinogenic substance.
"N-Nitrosamine is one of the most poisonous carcinogens”, said the research author. http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,1220847,00.html