UA Students Investigate Dangers of Tattoo Ink

News Release Date: 
Monday, September 18, 2017


One in three young adults has a tattoo. Could the chemicals in their tattoo ink pose a health risk? A group of 12 University of Arizona students has set off to find out. 
The students of the Environmental Health Sciences Transformative Research Undergraduate Experience program will spend the semester researching the chemicals in tattoo ink and evaluating the current research on adverse health risks under the guidance of Walt Klimecki, UA associate professor and interim department head of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

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