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Tuesday July 15, 2014

iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids

According to this report, iPads are causing allergic outbreaks that are "becoming increasingly prevalent" among children. Thanks to Ocean for the link.

When an 11-year-old boy in San Diego developed a nasty skin allergy, doctors traced it to the nickel in his family's iPad. The incident highlights the importance of considering "metallic-appearing electronics and personal effects as potential sources of nickel exposure" and nickel allergy, wrote Drs. Sharon Jacob and Shehla Admani, dermatologists at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).