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  • dermatitis
  • If the use involves direct and prolonged contact with the skin, including body piercings, then only appropriate materials should be used to avoid nickel allergic contact dermatitis. (nickelinstitute.org)
  • Articles such as those used for earrings in children should not release more than 0,2 µg Ni/cm²/week (by EN1811 testing) to prevent children from becoming allergic to nickel or having a dermatitis reaction if they are already allergic to nickel. (nickelinstitute.org)
  • Because it is the rate of release of nickel (and not nickel content itself) that is important and relevant in determining whether there is a risk for nickel allergic contact dermatitis, articles may contain nickel but not cause a dermatitis reaction. (nickelinstitute.org)
  • The workshop provided a timely opportunity for interested parties to share their views and experiences as well as their concerns and expectations regarding communication and prevention strategies to decrease prevalence of nickel dermatitis in North America. (nickelinstitute.org)
  • The participants were provided with a complete overview of all dimensions around the issue of nickel allergic contact dermatitis, including history of prevalence, the science, challenges, and next steps. (nickelinstitute.org)
  • stainless
  • For example, 'surgical' stainless steel (SS 316L), which contains 10-15% nickel and does not release nickel more than 0,2µg Ni/cm²/week (using EN1811 test), is therefore regarded as appropriate for use in articles in direct and prolonged contact with the skin. (nickelinstitute.org)