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Archive for September 17, 2012

FDA Warning on Contaminated Tattoo Ink and the Risk of Infection

Courtesy of the FDA: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting tattoo artists, ink and pigment manufacturers, public health officials, health care professionals, and consumers that some tattoo inks, and the pigments used to color them, can become contaminated by bacteria, mold, and fungus. Contaminated inks are known to have caused serious infections in people in at least five states over the past year.  (more…)