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Document ID (ISN)73506
CIS number 99-1557
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) LidÚn C., R÷ndell E., Skare L., Nalbanti A.
Title Nickel release from tools on the Swedish market
Bibliographic information Sep. 1998, Vol.39, No.3, p.127-131. 15 ref.
Abstract The prevalence on the market of tools that release nickel was investigated. 27% of 565 hand-held tools with metal parts that come into contact with the skin reacted positively in a dimethylgloxime test. Release of nickel and other metals into artificial sweat, and composition of metals on the surface and in the base alloy were also studied. It is suggested that tool producers should consider nickel allergy and avoid nickel-releasing materials, and that analytical methods, relevant for nickel release from tools, should be further developed. Topics: nickel; evaluation of equipment; hand tools; sensitization; skin allergies.
Descriptors (primary) nickel; hand tools; skin allergies
Descriptors (secondary) sensitization; evaluation of equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Hand and portable tools
Inorganic substances
Skin diseases
Nickel and compounds