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Allergic to the iPad? Maybe it's the fault of nickel

Allergic to the iPad? Maybe it's the fault of nickel

Some medical reports refer to metal traces found in various devices, including the Apple tablet

Apple iPad Mini 2 (Photo: Maurizio Pesce / Wired)(Photo: Maurizio Pesce / Wired)

That technological products can contain nickel a metal that causes allergic-type skin rashes in an ever-increasing percentage of the population, not an impossible fact. The last case that made the news of an 11-year-old child ended these days in the hospital in San Diego, California. The symptoms: widespread and itchy rash caused by a nickel allergy.

Doctors have traced the origin of the allergen in the coating of an Apple iPad, and while it is not yet clear if all the tablet models or other products of the company are subjects to the same type of problem, the representatives of the Apple have not yet commented on the story.

Nickel allergies are not lethal or serious, but remain annoying. In the case of unexplained skin rashes, the report of the past few days suggests that the presence of technology products in the home frequently come into contact with the skin of patients.


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