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Dangers of Tattoos - Even the New ECHA Proposals are Not Enough to Guarantee Safe Inks

05:00 EDT 15 Sep 2018 | Drug Discovery Today

Tattoos have definitely become mainstream, but possible dangers from tattoo inks include bacterial contamination, allergies, toxic effects and eventually the risk of cancer. Two in three people report side-effects after getting a tattoo. Even the new proposals developed by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) are insufficient to guarantee safe inks without risk of toxicity and cancerogenicity. At the EADV Congress which opened today in Paris, the EADV reiterates its demand that tattoo inks should be properly tested and should at least meet the same safety standards as cosmetic products.

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