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VIDEO: ECHA solicits comments on tattoo ink chemicals restriction

I find this announcement interesting as I know several people who have been allergic to tattoo inks and are looking for alternatives.

According to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), potential incremental substitution costs as a result of the proposed restriction could be valued at about €4.4m/year to be incurred by downstream users of tattoo ink in the European Economic Area.  The costs of the proposed restriction per one liter of non-compliant tattoo ink removed from the market are estimated at €60. On an individual level, the increase in the prices of tattoo inks are expected to be less than €1/tattoo (or €4 per permanent make-up).  The proposed restriction options are said to be affordable, cost effective and likely proportionate to the risk.

About Doris de Guzman

Will Green Chemistry save the world or is it hype? Doris de Guzman examines alternative processing, new technology, R&D and other sustainability initiatives aimed at preventing pollution; replacing ingredients; and using renewable feedstocks in Green Chemistry. She has been covering the oleochemicals market for 15 years and spread her beat to inorganics, biofuels and green chemistry.


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