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A 17-year-old female asked:

I coloured my entire hand in different coloured highlighters. could i get ink poisoning? some parts of my hands are dry and cracked too

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Probably not in U.S.: Most pen ink in the US is called non-toxic, because it is well known that kids put pens in their mouths, or draw on themselves. However, to be safe, one should buy US pens marked non-toxic, or check the manufacturer's website... especially before doing body art with them.

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Last updated Jun 3, 2018

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