Mobile phones may cause rashes

People who use their mobile phones for long periods could develop an allergic skin rash, health experts said yesterday.The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) said people may develop rashes on their cheek or ear due to the nickel contained in some mobile phones.To read this report in The Guardian in full, see www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/oct/17/mobilephones-health.Doctors warn of rash from mobile phone use
Doctors baffled by an unexplained rash on people’s ears or cheeks should be on alert for a skin allergy caused by too much mobile phone use, the British Association of Dermatologists said on Thursday.Citing published studies, the group said a red or itchy rash, known as “mobile phone dermatitis,” affects people who develop an allergic reaction to the nickel surface on mobile phones after spending long periods of time on the devices.
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