ANY QUESTIONSBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6985.978 (Published 15 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:978
- Tanja Pless-Mulloli,
- Peter Blain
Does newsprint pose a health hazard? It used to be believed to be carcinogenic, and it certainly blackens hands, clothes, and furnishings.
Newspaper printing ink usually consists of black pigment dispersed in a liquid vehicle such as water, oil, or solvent and additives, such as hardening agents. Producers of ink, workers in newspaper printing rooms, readers of newspapers, and workers in deinking units producing recycled paper are …