New study says tattoo inks can cause cancer and one color is the most dangerous

  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) had issued a warning about some tattoo inks that are considered to be toxic
  • ECHA said the toxic ink could cause skin problems that might last for years, and worse, it can increase the risk of cancer
  • As per a recent study, red inks were described as the most dangerous to human

LONDON, England – A new study revealed a stunning result that inks used in tattoos can increase the risk of having cancer.

George Harrison mentioned in his article for The Sun that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has issued a warning about some tattoo inks that are considered to be toxic, and has called for the banning of the potentially deadly substances.

ECHA’s report claimed that the toxic ink could cause skin problems that might last for years, and worse, it can increase the risk of cancer. The report also listed serious allergic reactions to the suspect ink and painful itching which can last for years as another side effect.

The agency will be publishing a detailed report of the study, and will outline what the chemicals are which pose the greatest risk.

An article by Nicola Bartlett for Mirror Co UK said that as per the recent study, red inks were described as the most dangerous to human.

Blue, green and black inks also came under fire, as the agency also reported that those also pose a health risk.

“Many reports show concerns for public health stemming from the composition of inks used for tattooing,” ECHA said.

“The most severe concerns are allergies caused by the substances in the inks and possible carcinogenic, mutagenic or reproductive toxic effects,” the agency added.

Meanwhile, Public Health England, the president of the Tattoo and Piercing Industry Union in the UK, Rick Stevens welcomed the findings of the agency.

Stevens claimed that the recent influx of cheap Chinese tattoo inks in the UK had created the problem as those substances were not subject to any safety checks.

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