Investigators from the Health Hazard Evaluation Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued these safety recommendations for tattoo removal.
Investigators from the Health Hazard Evaluation Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention visited a Massachusetts hospital in 2017 to assess healthcare workers exposures to hazardous materials associated with plumes created arising from laser tattoo removal. They assessed exposures to metals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particles, bacteria, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen sulfide, plus work practices and airflow patterns. They issued recommendations for improvement that may interest other centers.
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Characterizing Exposures During Laser Tattoo Removal in a Hospital Dermatology Center, HHE Report No. 2017-0006-3319, May 2018