Nickel, cobalt and chromium in consumer products: a role in allergic contact dermatitis?

@article{Basketter1993NickelCA,
  title={Nickel, cobalt and chromium in consumer products: a role in allergic contact dermatitis?},
  author={David A Basketter and G. BRIATICO-VANGOSA and Wolfgang K{\"a}stner and Cathy A. Lally and W J Bontinck},
  journal={Contact dermatitis},
  year={1993},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={15-25}
}
In spite of the improved awareness of the potential for nickel, cobalt and chromium to cause skin allergy, the incidence of sensitization to them is generally on the increase, especially for nickel. We review data from the literature and industry on transition metal contamination of consumer products and assess the hazard to man. Consumer products are defined as personal care items and detergent/cleaning products used regularly in domestic work. The analytical data demonstrate that consumer… CONTINUE READING

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