Tattoos release nanoparticles that lodge in lymph nodes, scientists say

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http://home.bt.com/news/science-news/tat...4211944429

EXCERPT: Tattoos release microscopic pigment particles that lodge in the lymph nodes, posing a potential health risk, research has shown. Scientists used powerful X-rays to track the titanium dioxide nanoparticles down in skin and lymph tissue taken from dead tattooed individuals. They found evidence that the smallest molecules accumulated in the lymph nodes, which are vital to the immune system....

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(Sep 12, 2017 06:21 PM)C C Wrote: http://home.bt.com/news/science-news/tat...4211944429

EXCERPT: Tattoos release microscopic pigment particles that lodge in the lymph nodes, posing a potential health risk, research has shown. Scientists used powerful X-rays to track the titanium dioxide nanoparticles down in skin and lymph tissue taken from dead tattooed individuals. They found evidence that the smallest molecules accumulated in the lymph nodes, which are vital to the immune system....

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Not sure what my take is on this but I've always been of the opinion that if something unnatural to the human body is somehow allowed to enter, intentionally or not, then not much good can come from it. Isn't the incident rate for cancer very high for firefighters*? Considering all the crap they are exposed too I guess it would be expected.

* A modest rise according to this study:
https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog...cer-facts/
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