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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
Issue of Publication
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division