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Black Tattoos Entail Substantial Uptake of Genotoxicpolycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) in Human Skin and Regional Lymph Nodes

Lehner, Karin, Santarelli, Francesco, Vasold, Rudolf, Penning, Randolph, Sidoroff, Alexis, König, Burkhard, Landthaler, Michael and Bäumler, Wolfgang (2014) Black Tattoos Entail Substantial Uptake of Genotoxicpolycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) in Human Skin and Regional Lymph Nodes. PLoS ONE 9 (3), e92787.

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Abstract

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide have tattoos, which predominantly contain black inks consisting of soot products like Carbon Black or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). We recently found up to 200 mg/g of PAH in commercial black inks. After skin tattooing, a substantial part of the ink and PAH should be transported to other anatomical sites like the regional lymph nodes. To allow a ...

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Item type:Article
Date:26 March 2014
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Dermatologie und Venerologie
Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institut für Organische Chemie > Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Burkhard König
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG), DFG Grant BA 1741/3-2
Research groups and research centres:Not selected
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10.1371/journal.pone.0092787DOI
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 540 Chemistry & allied sciences
600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:29760
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