Excessive nickel release from mobile phones--a persistent cause of nickel allergy and dermatitis

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Despite the political intention to limit nickel allergy and dermatitis in Europeans, nickel allergy remains frequent. There are several explanations for the persistence of nickel allergy and dermatitis, including the increasing use of mobile phones. Before regulation of nickel release from mobile phones, we showed that eight (19.5%) of 41 mobile phones marketed in Denmark between 2003 and 2007 released nickel in concentrations that may result in nickel allergy and dermatitis. In 2009, the EU Nickel Directive was revised to include nickel-releasing mobile phones.
Original languageEnglish
JournalContact Dermatitis
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)354-8
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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