Leaching of nickel from stainless steel consumer commodities.
Acta Derm Venereol 1975 Mar; 55(2):113-115
Sweat and household detergents are shown to have the capacity to release nickel from stainless steel, a finding that substantiates the thesis that the American-style stainless steel kitchen and other stainless steel commodities can be sources of skin contact allergy with nickel. A negative spot test (DMG) does not reflect the safety of a nickel alloy.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Dermatitis; Cookware; Toxic-substances; Chemical-reactions
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania