FDA reports increasing complaints about tattoo ink

The CBS Evening News (9/16, story 9, 2:05, Pelley) reported the Food and Drug Administration “is seeing a spike in complaints about tattoos” and “recently warned of possible risks of exposure to some ingredients in the ink.” Anna Werner of CBS added that while the FDA “admits scrutiny of the tattoo industry has not been a priority for the agency,” researchers at the agency “have recently come up with new ways to look for toxins, and they’re trying to develop new methods to identify just what is in those color pigments.”

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