SILVER SPRING, Md., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are tattoos and permanent makeup safe?
Learn about the inks and pigments used in tattoos and permanent makeup during a 30-minute webinar hosted by the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Cosmetics and Colors. An FDA expert will talk about problems that have occurred with the use of these inks, such as allergic reactions, infections, and scarring, and will address FDA's response to these occurrences. Misrepresentation of these inks and pigments as "FDA approved" will also be discussed.
The public will have an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.
When: Tuesday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Length: 30 minutes
Where: To join the webinar, see the instructions at http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/Transparency/Basics/ucm246155.htm
Host: Office of Cosmetics and Colors in FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Featured speaker: Bhakti Petigara Harp, Ph.D., of the Office of Cosmetics and Colors, Division of Color Certification and Technology, in FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
This webinar is part of a series of online sessions hosted by different FDA centers and offices. The series is part of FDA Basics, a Web-based resource aimed at helping the public better understand what the agency does.
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