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S. Guddat, G. Fußhöller, H. Geyer, A. Thomas, H. Braun, N. Haenelt, A. Schwenke, C. Klose, M. Thevis and W. Schänzer Clenbuterol – regional food contamination a possible source for inadvertent doping in sports Drug Testing and Analysis 4

Version of Record online: 22 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/dta.1330

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Within a study urine samples of 28 volunteers visiting China were investigated for the presence of clenbuterol. In 79 % of the samples clenbuterol was detected, demonstrating that clenbuterol food contamination is a serious problem in China, despite its official prohibition for livestock. Thus, athletes visiting those areas take a risk of an unintended clenbuterol intake with food and consequently, inadvertent doping.

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