7 Safety recommendations for tattoo removal

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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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