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Tattoo inks contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that additionally generate deleterious singlet oxygen

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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Abstract

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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Item Type:Article
Date:2009
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Dermatologie und Venerologie
Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institut für Organische Chemie > Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Burkhard König
Projects:DFG
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20545755 PubMed ID
10.1111/j.1600-0625.2010.01068.xDOI
Keywords:black tattoo ink – PAHs – singlet oxygen – skin – UVA
Subjects:500 Science > 540 Chemistry & allied sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Owner: Regina Hoheisel
Deposited On:05 Jul 2010 15:26
Last Modified:02 Nov 2011 10:03
Item ID:15682
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