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Black tattoo inks are a source of problematic substances such as dibutyl phthalate

Lehner, K., Santarelli, F., Vasold, R., König, Burkhard, Landthaler, Michael and Bäumler, W. (2011) Black tattoo inks are a source of problematic substances such as dibutyl phthalate. Contact Dermatitis (65), pp. 231-238.

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BACKGROUND: Tattooing has recently become increasingly popular. Using tiny needles, tattooists place the tattoo ink in the dermis along with numerous unknown ingredients. Most tattoos consist of black inks, which are predominantly composed of soot products (carbon black with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons). OBJECTIVES: Black tattoos cause skin problems, including allergic reactions, but the ...


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Item type:Article
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Dermatologie und Venerologie
Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institut für Organische Chemie > Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Burkhard König
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21722139PubMed ID
Keywords:black inks; dibenzofuran; gas chromatography; health problems; phthalate; tattoo.
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 540 Chemistry & allied sciences
600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:22507
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