Nickel Allergy From A Cell Phone – Part 3 of 3
Some researchers believe the United States should oversee nickel more stringently, as some European countries do, said Fonacier. Since 1994, the EU Nickel Directive has limited nickel release from consumer products that come into direct, prolonged acquaintance with skin. Since then, the prevalence of nickel sensitivity has gone down in Germany and Denmark, according to studies published by researchers in those countries.
The best remedy for cell phone dermatitis is not to get it in the first place, said Fonacier. “Just as you cannot demand a woman not to wear cosmetics because she is allergic to fragrance, you cannot tell people not to use cell phones because they are allergic to nickel wartrol. There would be no compliance. So prevention is the key”.