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EDQM experts recommend further research on the safety of inks and tattoos

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Consumer Health protection
Cosmetics
Tattoo
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02 November 2017
Strasbourg, France

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) today issued a compendium of the scientific information currently available on the potential toxicity of intradermal inks. This report, which was compiled by the EDQM’s Consumer Health Protection Committee and is aimed at risk evaluators and legislators across Europe, highlights potential harmful effects for many of the chemicals present in inks used for tattoos and permanent make-up (PMU).

  • Read the Press release
  • The electronic version of the publication “Safer tattooing: overview of current knowledge and challenges of toxicological assessment” can be downloaded here.
  • Print copies are also available for purchase at the EDQM Store
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