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Popular trend leaves 7-year-old with chemical burn

Few people think about the health implications when deciding to get a tattoo. Aside from the risk of infection, allergic reaction and disease transmission, research shows that tattoos may also be linked to cancer. Tattoo inks are largely unregulated and known to contain cancer-causing compounds. Experts believe the nanoparticles in tattoo ink specifically are leaving the surface of the skin and traveling elsewhere in the body, where they could potentially enter organs and other tissues. When a 7-year-old wanted to experiment with fun designs on her body, her father took her to get a temporary black henna tattoo. As a result, she’s left with intense scars.  Read more....



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