Health risks of tattoo colors

Vasold, Rudolf; Engel, Eva; König, Burkhard; Landthaler, Michael; Bäumler, Wolfgang
May 2008
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;May2008, Vol. 391 Issue 1, p9
Academic Journal
The article presents research on the risks of tattoo colorants to the health of tattooed individuals. It is noted that injury of the skin and the application of unregulated colorants cause health problems in humans. According to medical literature, various skin diseases and skin cancer have been induced by tattoos. It is recommended that the composition of tattoo colorants should be known, and legislation should be required to provide proper rules for tattooing and for the colorants that are placed in the human body.


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