iPad Shown to Cause Rashes to People with Nickel Allergies

07/14/2014 09:41

Apple’s iPad may cause rashes on kids with nickel allergies, says The Washington Post. In the article, a case study on an 11-year-old boy, who is allergic to nickel, developed a rash when using the iPad. 

His skin tested positive for nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals, and doctors traced it back to an iPad he had used with increasing frequency the past six months. The iPad tested positive for nickel as well, according to the report.

Doctors told the boy to just use the Smart Case on the iPad so none of the metal body would be touching his skin. Nickel allergies have been rising in children. 10 years ago only 17% of people were allergic to nickel, where it’s around 25% today.

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