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Table 1 Maximum Levels (MLs) for unwanted substances in Swedish snus according to GothiaTek® (dry weight), and average observed levels in Swedish Match's snus products 2009 (data based on internal Swedish Match documentation)

From: Swedish snus and the GothiaTek® standard

Substance GothiaTek® ML Average level 2009
Nitrite 7.0 ppm 2.0 ppm
TSNAs (total) 10.0 ppm 1.6 ppm
N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) 10.0 ppb 0.7 ppb
Benzo(a)pyrene (B(a)P) 20.0 ppb 1.1 ppb
Lead 2.0 ppm 0.3 ppm
Cadmium 1 ppm 0.6 ppm
Arsenic 0.5 ppm 0.1 ppm
Nickel 4.5 ppm 1.3 ppm
Chromium 3.0 ppm 0.8 ppm
  1. ppm: parts per million (corresponding to μg/g)
  2. ppb: parts per billion (corresponding to ng/g)