Nickel dermatitis hazards from prostheses.
Br J Dermatol 1975 Mar; 92(3):287-290
Experiments with rabbits show that nickel (7440020) is released from stainless steel prostheses by the action of sweat, blood and physiological saline solution. The limited study in animals indicates that the solubilized nickel is localized in the tissue near the implant, but a longer term, more comprehensive study is required to confirm this finding.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Dermatitis; Solubility; Chemical-properties; Trace-metals; Heavy-metals; Nickel-alloys; Trace-analysis; Prosthetic-devices
Medicine, Dermatology Univ of Pennsylvania Hospital Duhring Laboratory Building Philadelphia, PA 19104
British Journal of Dermatology
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania