The nickel content in an iPad: What it can do; cause allergy

In children or people with allergies to nickel, the intense use of an iPad can cause itching and redness. This thing happened to a boy of 11 years, according to the journal Pediatrics.

Highly allergenic, the e nickel is a material that is hidden in many items of our daily lives, from jewelry to electronic devices, such as laptops or mobile phones. It is thus found in the metal shell of the iPad.

This metal has caused a severe allergic reaction in a child of 11 years treated at the hospital in San Diego (USA) and used the family iPad daily for six months, says an article published in the journal Pediatrics .


Doctors have advised the youth to use the tablet with a “Smart Case”, a protective cover covering the iPad and thus avoiding any direct contact with the hull.

Result: the state of the child has improved in a few weeks.

Other cases of nickel allergy consecutive for use of electronic devices have been reported. In late February, the Fitbit brand and reminded one million bracelets connected Force because of allergic reactions occurred in some of its users.

Even more recently, a study published in the journal Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonology showed a link between mobile phone use and the development of contact allergy.


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