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Public warned against use of additives in henna used to create temporary tattoos

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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is warning against use of henna products that contain additives to create "temporary tattoos."

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Materials that are sometimes added to henna can cause allergic reactions in some people when applied to the skin, and cause people to develop lasting chemical sensitivities, according to MDH officials.

One of the most commonly used additives - and one that is of particular concern - is para-phenylenediamine (PPD).

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