1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Materials and Surface Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 Copenhagen University Hospital4 Centre for oil and gas – DTU, Center, Technical University of Denmark5 Karolinska Institutet6 Karolinska Institutet
Consumer nickel sensitization and dermatitis is caused by prolonged or repeated skin exposure to items that release nickel, for example jewellery, belts, buttons, watches, and mobile phones (1–3). We recently described a patient in whom primary nickel contact sensitization and dermatitis developed following the use of an Apple laptop computer (4). To estimate nickel release from Apple laptop computers, we investigated a random sample of 20 devices.
Contact Dermatitis, 2012, Vol 67, Issue 6, p. 384-385