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Cell Phone Allergies!

 

MORE PEOPLE ARE HAVING ALLERGIC REACTIONS TO THEIR CELL PHONES: Are you attached to your cell phone? New research finds that a growing number of people are developing skin allergies triggered by their cellphones. U.S. researchers have charted a rise of cell phone use with a rise of skin problems and say between 2000 and 2010 there was a 1,250 percent rise in skin issues. Experts say nickel and chromium metals are usually the culprits and can cause painful rashes, blisters and dry flaky patches on chins, cheeks and ears. One researcher says, "Despite efforts to control allergen release in phones, many phones on the market release levels of metals such as nickel that are sufficient to induce acute contact dermatitis." (Daily Mail)

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