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The restricted substances of REACH Annex XVII add entry 75

From: 中鼎检测 Date: 2020-12-21 Tits: 1054 Times

On December 15, 2020, the European Union published regulation (EU) 2020/2081 in its official journal, adding entry 75 of the restrictions on harmful substances in mixtures for tattoo use.This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day (January 4, 2021) following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Potential risks in tattoo products

According to the study of the European Commission,the number of people with tattoos or permanent make-up has been increasing steadily, in particular in the young population. The procedures used for tattooing or permanent make-up , whether involving the use of needles or the application of some other technique such as micro-blading, inevitably cause an injury to the skin barrier. As a result, the inks or other mixtures used for tattooing are absorbed into the body. Mixtures used for tattooing generally consist of colorants and auxiliary ingredients such as solvents. The soluble ingredients in the mixture are distributed within a matter of hours or days across the entire body. In consequence, the skin and other organs are exposed to the effects of those soluble substances over an extended period. Some of those substances have hazardous properties that pose a potential risk to human health. In addition, metabolism of the colorants in the skin, decomposition due to solar radiation exposure and laser irradiation may also lead to the release of hazardous chemicals from the area of the body where the tattoo or permanent make-up is located.Therefore, it is very important to limit the content of toxic and harmful substances in tattoo products.

This revision,the following entry is added in REACH Annex XVII:

CTT reminds relevant companies to continue to pay attention to the updates of REACH. For more detailed information, please contact us.


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