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Items That Contain Nickel

June 27, 2014

It’s surprising how many places you can find nickel.

The Allergista

My keychain. I put my house keys as far away from the other keys as possible since they contain nickel. My keychain. I put my house keys as far away from the other keys as possible since they contain nickel.

Oooooh good ol’ nickel. Nickel is my nemesis. My doctor described the severity of my nickel allergy as the same type of reaction one would have to poison ivy. He said, “So, if you had poison ivy in your yard, you’d do everything you could to remove it, right?” And I said, “Yup”. He said, “Well, that’s what you have to do with nickel“.

Awesome, right? Not so much.

Too bad nickel is eeeeeverywhere. It’s used in hardware because it’s not very expensive and nickel inhibits rust. Luckily there are such things as nickel testing kits so at least you’ll know if your everyday environments (home and work, etc) are safe. Typically nickel is silver in color, but it’s also found in alloys of brass, iron, stainless steel…

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