1 Videncenter for Allergi, Dermatology and Allergy, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark2 Dermatology and Allergy, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark3 unknown
Nickel allergy is common worldwide. It is associated with hand dermatitis, and sensitization is often induced by nickel-releasing jewellery. The European Union (EU) introduced legislation to control nickel content and release from jewellery and other consumer items through the EU Nickel Directive 1994, which came into force in 2001 and is now part of the REACH regulation.
British Journal of Dermatology, 2013, Vol 169, Issue 4, p. 854-8