Regensburger, J. and Lehner, K. and Maisch, T. and Vasold, R. and Santarelli, F. and Engel, E. and Gollmer, A. and König, Burkhard and Landthaler, M. and Bäumler, W. (2009) Tattoo inks contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that additionally generate deleterious singlet oxygen. Experimental Dermatology.
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In the past years, tattoos have become very popular worldwide, and millions of people have tattoos with mainly black colours. Black tattoo inks are usually based on soot, are not regulated and may contain hazardous polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Part of PAHs possibly stay lifelong in skin, absorb UV radiation and generate singlet oxygen, which may affect skin integrity. Therefore, we ...
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|Institutions:||Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Dermatologie und Venerologie|
Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institut für Organische Chemie > Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Burkhard König
|Keywords:||black tattoo ink – PAHs – singlet oxygen – skin – UVA|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 540 Chemistry & allied sciences|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||05 Jul 2010 15:26|
|Last Modified:||02 Nov 2011 10:03|