BMF 81- PAHs in Tattoo Colors

Tattooing, performed by injection of inks into the dermis layer of skin using needles, is becoming increasingly popular.

Nowadays, up to 25% US citizens and 10% of Europeans have tattoos.

In the last couple of years the health risks from tattoo inks has been a topic of discussion, mainly related to hazardous substances such as PAHs, phthalates or phenols, as well as carbon black and metals.

Chiron has built up a strong reputation in PAH reference materials; most of them are available as neat material as well as in solution.


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