Goodbye to colored tattoos in Europe?It prohibits thousands of inks for having carcinogenic chemicals
As of this Tuesday, the prohibition imposed by the European Union (EU) on the vein of ink use to perform tattoos containing colors with azoderivated, methanol or metals, aromatic amines and polycyclic hydrocarbons because these elements arepotentially carcinogenic and represent a potential danger to health.
Although it was agreed by the 27 states, for the moment only Belgium, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, France, Slovenia and Sweden are already applying this veto, one that does not seek to ban tattoos, but to make them safer for the population.
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A veto that also affects the cosmetic products that have these components and pigments that irritate the skin and eyes, in addition to seriously impacting health, such as the provocation of genetic mutations and cancer.
While the average is criticized by tattooators, who have now restricted the purchase to up to 4 thousand colored inks, the European authorities argue that there are alternatives to their products, some that do not put the health of people at risk.This is where the measure establishes that ink manufacturers have until January 4, 2023 to produce substitutes for these inks.
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It should be noted that the consultation process began in 2016 by the European Agency for Bi.