Ban of some (partly nano) pigments in tattoos inks in 2022 and 2023

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Science et Vie reminds us that we are approaching the start of the European ban, in 2022, of the family of pigments known as “azo” and, in 2023, of the pigments Blue 15:3 and Green 7 (copper compounds) in tattoo inks. This ban follows the revision of REACH‘s Annexes XVII and is welcomed by the European NGOs HEAL and EEB. In 2019-2020, these NGOs

had highlighted certain concerns linked to the use of tattoo inks and permanent make-up and proposed more protective regulations regarding the risks associated with them. These precautionary measures are justified by the potential toxicity of these components, some of which may be nanoparticulate.

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