If you take the drug, Metformin, to control high blood sugar — or if you know someone who does — you’ll want to follow the ongoing investigation by the FDA as to whether the drug sold within the U.S. contains cancer-causing chemicals.

Director of the FDA, Dr. Janet Woodcock, said that while some regulatory agencies outside the U.S. may be recalling some Metformin drugs, the FDA is testing samples of Metformin sold in the U.S. and will recommend recalls as appropriate if high levels of NDMA are found.

What is NDMA? NDMA is a common contaminant found in water and foods including cured and grilled meats, dairy products and vegetables. The “acceptable” daily intake limit for NDMA in the U.S. is 96 nanograms.

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