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Here you will find an overview of the past events.

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Welcome and introduction (Tanja Schwerdtle)

BfR Vice President Professor Dr Tanja Schwerdtle gave an outlook on the event “Challenges in Public Health Protection in the 21stCentury: New Methods, Omics and Novel Concepts in Toxicology”

Context of the event: The upcoming symposium aims to provide an update on major developments in the field of new emerging methods and concepts in toxicology. As a platform for researchers and representatives from academia, industry, and regulatory authorities, the symposium highlights methodological progress (e.g. in vitro, in silico, omics methods) as well as current and future applications for regulatory risk assessment. Its broader intention is to share and advance ideas on future possibilities and applications in the field.

For more info on past and future events of the BfR, visit: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/english/a…

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Recent advances in the field (Thomas Hartung)

Professor Dr Thomas Hartung, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), Balti-more, USA

Event:
“Challenges in Public Health Protection in the 21stCentury: New Methods, Omics and Novel Concepts in Toxicology”

Context of the event:
The upcoming symposium aims to provide an update on major developments in the field of new emerging methods and concepts in toxicology. As a platform for researchers and representatives from academia, industry, and regulatory authorities, the symposium highlights methodological progress (e.g. in vitro, in silico, omics methods) as well as current and future applications for regulatory risk assessment. Its broader intention is to share and advance ideas on future possibilities and applications in the field.

For more info on past and future events of the BfR, visit: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/english/a…

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High-throughput screening (Anton Simeonov)

Dr Anton Simeonov, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences(NCATS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA

Event:
“Challenges in Public Health Protection in the 21stCentury: New Methods, Omics and Novel Concepts in Toxicology”

Context of the event:
The upcoming symposium aims to provide an update on major developments in the field of new emerging methods and concepts in toxicology. As a platform for researchers and representatives from academia, industry, and regulatory authorities, the symposium highlights methodological progress (e.g. in vitro, in silico, omics methods) as well as current and future applications for regulatory risk assessment. Its broader intention is to share and advance ideas on future possibilities and applications in the field.

For more info on past and future events of the BfR, visit: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/english/a…

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NAM-derived data in regulatory environments: Templates, AOPs and ontologies (Clemens Wittwehr)

Dr Clemens Wittwehr, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy

Event:
“Challenges in Public Health Protection in the 21stCentury: New Methods, Omics and Novel Concepts in Toxicology”

Context of the event:
The upcoming symposium aims to provide an update on major developments in the field of new emerging methods and concepts in toxicology. As a platform for researchers and representatives from academia, industry, and regulatory authorities, the symposium highlights methodological progress (e.g. in vitro, in silico, omics methods) as well as current and future applications for regulatory risk assessment. Its broader intention is to share and advance ideas on future possibilities and applications in the field.

For more info on past and future events of the BfR, visit: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/english/a…

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Transcriptomics (Roland Grafstroem)

Professor Dr Roland Grafstroem, Karolinska Institute, Solna, Sweden

Event:
“Challenges in Public Health Protection in the 21stCentury: New Methods, Omics and Novel Concepts in Toxicology”

Context of the event:
The upcoming symposium aims to provide an update on major developments in the field of new emerging methods and concepts in toxicology. As a platform for researchers and representatives from academia, industry, and regulatory authorities, the symposium highlights methodological progress (e.g. in vitro, in silico, omics methods) as well as current and future applications for regulatory risk assessment. Its broader intention is to share and advance ideas on future possibilities and applications in the field.

For more info on past and future events of the BfR, visit: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/english/a…

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EU-ToxRisk, omics data for read-across (Bob van de Water)

Professor Dr Bob van de Water, Leiden University

Event:
“Challenges in Public Health Protection in the 21stCentury: New Methods, Omics and Novel Concepts in Toxicology”

Context of the event:
The upcoming symposium aims to provide an update on major developments in the field of new emerging methods and concepts in toxicology. As a platform for researchers and representatives from academia, industry, and regulatory authorities, the symposium highlights methodological progress (e.g. in vitro, in silico, omics methods) as well as current and future applications for regulatory risk assessment. Its broader intention is to share and advance ideas on future possibilities and applications in the field.

For more info on past and future events of the BfR, visit: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/english/a…

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Metabolomics as a tool for read-across (Bennard van Ravenzwaay)

Professor Dr Bennard van Ravenzwaay, BASF

Event:
“Challenges in Public Health Protection in the 21stCentury: New Methods, Omics and Novel Concepts in Toxicology”

Context of the event:
The upcoming symposium aims to provide an update on major developments in the field of new emerging methods and concepts in toxicology. As a platform for researchers and representatives from academia, industry, and regulatory authorities, the symposium highlights methodological progress (e.g. in vitro, in silico, omics methods) as well as current and future applications for regulatory risk assessment. Its broader intention is to share and advance ideas on future possibilities and applications in the field.

For more info on past and future events of the BfR, visit: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/english/a…

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Position talk: AI for Regulatory Science at FDA (Weida Tong)

Dr Weida Tong, United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA)

Context of the event:
The upcoming symposium aims to provide an update on major developments in the field of new emerging methods and concepts in toxicology. As a platform for researchers and representatives from academia, industry, and regulatory authorities, the symposium highlights methodological progress (e.g. in vitro, in silico, omics methods) as well as current and future applications for regulatory risk assessment. Its broader intention is to share and advance ideas on future possibilities and applications in the field.

For more info on past and future events of the BfR, visit: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/english/a…

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Short position talks (Tomasz Sobanski, Pascal Sanders, Mirjam Luijten, Vera Rogiers)

Speaker:

Dr Tomasz Sobanski, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

Dr Pascal Sanders, The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES)

Dr Mirjam Luijten, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)

Professor Dr Vera Rogiers, Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)

Event:
“Challenges in Public Health Protection in the 21stCentury: New Methods, Omics and Novel Concepts in Toxicology”

Context of the event:
The upcoming symposium aims to provide an update on major developments in the field of new emerging methods and concepts in toxicology. As a platform for researchers and representatives from academia, industry, and regulatory authorities, the symposium highlights methodological progress (e.g. in vitro, in silico, omics methods) as well as current and future applications for regulatory risk assessment. Its broader intention is to share and advance ideas on future possibilities and applications in the field.

For more info on past and future events of the BfR, visit: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/english/a…

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Concluding remarks and closure (Tanja Schwerdtle)

BfR Vice President Professor Dr Tanja Schwerdtle

Event: “Challenges in Public Health Protection in the 21stCentury: New Methods, Omics and Novel Concepts in Toxicology”

Context of the event: The upcoming symposium aims to provide an update on major developments in the field of new emerging methods and concepts in toxicology. As a platform for researchers and representatives from academia, industry, and regulatory authorities, the symposium highlights methodological progress (e.g. in vitro, in silico, omics methods) as well as current and future applications for regulatory risk assessment. Its broader intention is to share and advance ideas on future possibilities and applications in the field.

For more info on past and future events of the BfR, visit: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/english/a…

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Opening by Tanja Schwerdtle (BfR Vice President) - [2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety]

BfR Vice President Professor Dr Tanja Schwerdtle opens the conference.

The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

Check out the programme here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

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Opening by Helmut Tschiersky (BMEL) - [2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety]

Dr Helmut Tschiersky from the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) opens the conference.

The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

Check out the programme here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

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Introduction and objective of the conference [2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety]

Professor Dr Dr Andreas Luch (BfR) with his presentation “Introduction and objective of the conference”.

View the slides here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

Check out the programme here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

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About tattoos and their removal by Christian Warlich [2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety]

Dr Ole Wittmann (Institut für deutsche Tattoo-Geschichte e.V.) with his presentation: “Art at your own risk: About tattoos and their removal by Christian Warlich”.

View the slides here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

Check out the programme here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

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Tattoos and cancer: where are we in 2021? [2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety]

Dr Nicolas Kluger, MD (Helsinki University Hospital) with his presentation: “Tattoos and cancer: where are we in 2021?”.

View the slides here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

Check out the programme here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

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The evolving topic of tattoos in cancer epidemiology and why studies should be prospective

Dr Milena Förster (International Agency for Research on Cancer) with her presentation: “The evolving topic of tattoos in cancer epidemiology and why studies should be prospective”.

View the slides here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

Check out the programme here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

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Gaining in vitro and human data on tattoo ink toxicology [2nd Int. Conference on Tattoo Safety]

Dr Ines Schreiver (BfR) with her presentation: “Gaining in vitro and human data on tattoo ink toxicology”.

View the slides here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

Check out the programme here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

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Tattoo Pigments and Inks: Regulation and Challenges, U.S. FDA Perspective

Dr Linda Katz, MD, United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with her presentation: “Tattoo Pigments and Inks: Regulation and Challenges, U.S. FDA Perspective”.

View the slides here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

Check out the programme here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

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EU Regulation on substances in tattoo inks and permanent make-up: Chances and challenges

Dr Ana Maria Blass Rico (European Commission) with her presentation: “EU Regulation on substances in tattoo inks and permanent make-up: Chances and challenges”.

View the slides here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

Check out the programme here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

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REACH restriction on substances in tattoo inks or permanent make-up: Consumer perspective

Dr Franz Fiala (Austrian Consumer Council) with his presentation: “The REACH restriction on substances in tattoo inks or permanent make-up: Reflections from a consumer representative”.

View the slides here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

Check out the programme here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

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Requirements for the risk assessment of tattoo inks: chances and challenges

Dr. Michael Giulbudagian, Dr. Peter Laux (BfR) with their presentation: “Requirements for the risk assessment of tattoo inks: chances and challenges”.

View the slides here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

Check out the programme here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

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Summary of Day 1 [2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety]

Dr Peter Laux (BfR) summarizes day 1 of the conference.

The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

Check out the programme here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

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Semi-quantitative analysis of organic pigments in tattoo inks with HPLC

Dr Urs Hauri (Kanton Basel-Stadt, Kantonales Laboratorium, Switzerland) with his presentation: “Semi-quantitative analysis of organic pigments in tattoo inks with HPLC”.

View the slides here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

Check out the programme here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

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Analytical methods & results on metallic contamination, incl. nanoparticles, in tattoo inks (Italy)

Dr Beatrice Bocca, Beatrice Battistini (Italian National Institute of Health (ISS)) with their presentation: “Analytical methods and results on metallic contamination, including nanoparticles, in tattoo inks purchased in Italy”.

View the slides here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

Check out the programme here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

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Preservatives in tattoo and PMU inks in the frame of REACH regulation: results of an Italian study

Dr Marco Famele (Italian National Institute of Health (ISS)) with his presentation: “Preservatives in tattoo and PMU inks in the frame of REACH regulation: results of an Italian study”.

View the slides here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

Check out the programme here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

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Industry meets authority: Different perspective, common goal [2nd Int. Conference on Tattoo Safety]

Veit Houben (CTL GmbH Chemical-technological laboratory) with his presentation: “Industry meets authority: Different perspective, common goal”.

View the slides here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

Check out the programme here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

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Raman spectroscopy in the measurement of tattoo inks - opportunities and challenges

Dr Katarzyna Karpienko (Gdańsk University of Technology) with her presentation: “Raman spectroscopy in the measurement of tattoo inks – opportunities and challenges”.

View the slides here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

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Optimising Consumer Safety on All Stages of the Tattooing Process

Dr Olaf Seidel (edding TATTOO) with his presentation: “Optimising Consumer Safety on All Stages of the Tattooing Process”.

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The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

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Dr. Mark Benecke - Tattoo colours: don't overcolour [2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety]

Dr Mark Benecke (Pro Tattoo e. V., Essen, Germany) with his presentation: “Tattoo colours: don’t overcolour”.

The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

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REACH – tattoo industry shutdown 2022: consequences for manufacturers and importers

Ralf Michel (Tattoo ink manufacturers of Europe) with his presentation: “REACH – tattoo industry shutdown 2022: consequences for manufacturers and importers”.

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The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

Check out the programme here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

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Tattoo 2030 [2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety]

Urban Slamal (Bundesverband Tattoo e. V., Düsseldorf, Germany) with his presentation: “Tattoo 2030”.

The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges. Check out the programme here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…

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Panel Discussion and Farewell [2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety]

Panel Discussion and Farewell including Wolfgang Bäumler, Urs Hauri, Andreas Luch, Ana Maria Blass Rico, Ralf Michel & Linda Katz.

The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety took place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on 18 – 19 November 2021.

The prevalence of the tattooed population in Europe rises continuously, and so does the diversity of used inks. The entry into force of the European harmonised restrictions of substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up (PMU) spreads a new light on consumer safety. While progress is made with regard to the identification of health risks associated with tattoos, many adverse conditions such as systemic sensitisation or toxicity of degradation products remain unresolved. The 2nd International Conference on Tattoo Safety in Berlin brought together experts in the fields of toxicology, legislation, and manufacturing. The main objective of the conference was to set a frame in which the requirements for the toxicological evaluation of tattoo inks as well as their manufacturing quality shall be implemented. This shall be achieved by identification of information gaps in terms of toxicological evaluation and practical approaches for their compensation. The recent research insights will be evaluated from a toxicological perspective. Furthermore, progress made recently with respect to the regulation of tattoos and PMU under REACH was be discussed. The voice of the practitioners and manufacturers will be heard to understand the needs of the industry as well as the compliance challenges.

Check out the programme here: https://www.bfr-akademie.de/media/wys…