Not only the tattoo paints, but also the ones used pins probably can allergies trigger. "When tattooing chromium and nickel particles from pins and get into the lymph nodes via the blood, "he explains Ines Schreiver from Federal Bureau of Risk Assessment (BFR) u Berlin, Published the study with colleagues in the journal "Fiber Particles and Toxicology" on Tuesday.
Accidental Finding: Toxic metals found in common tattoo needles when inspected
Therefore, allergy-causing metals dissolve especially frequently when using titanium dioxide, which is contained in many colors for tattoos such as green, red and blue. Ordinary tattoo needles are made of alloy that also contains six to eight percent nickel and up to 20 percent chrome. Both metals are toxic and can allergies they run when they fall apart.
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The new realization was loud Schreiver coincidence: "We discovered metal particles when inspecting tattoo inks. In detective work, we discovered that they came from dropping pins come". In a previous study, researchers have already shown that toxic pigments from color tattoos can accumulate in lymph nodes for years. Now it turns out to be particles pins find your way into these organs of the immune system, well Schreiver.
To what extent do the deposits harm health and allergies trigger, it should be explored more closely. This would require extensive studies with several thousand participants over several years. It was colorful tattoos they are more dangerous than blacks tattoos, I also couldn't say for sure. "Inferior black may also contain nickel in high concentrations," the researchers noted.
From RND / dpa