Of the 72 cell phones tested, no iPhones or Droids® tested positive for nickel or cobalt.
Our study indicates that nickel and cobalt are present in popular cell phones.
Patients with known nickel or cobalt allergy may consider their cellular phones as a potential source of exposure.
Can you be allergic to your cell phone?
Cell Phone Shopping? In a new study, researchers tested new and used mobile phones for nickel and cobalt. Some people are allergic to those metals. The allergies can cause skin redness, swelling, itching, and blistering where the metal touches your skin.
Does Iphone contain nickel?
A 2013 study published last year identified cell phones as the source of such allergies. The study, by various immunologists, said that nickel and cobalt were found in flip phones and BlackBerrys. However, no nickel was found in iPhones. The iPad was tested and found to contain nickel with dimethylglyoxime.
Can mobile phones cause skin irritation?
Skin Allergies. The problem: The next time you break out in a rash, consider that your phone could be the culprit. A recent study proved that the nickel and chromium in cell phone casings can cause a reaction on skin called allergic contact dermatitis.
How do you know if you have a nickel allergy?
The reaction tends to occur only where your skin came into contact with nickel, but sometimes may appear in other places on your body. Nickel allergy signs and symptoms include: Rash or bumps on the skin. Itching, which may be severe.