The RIM mobile company have high levels of nickel and cobalt, two of the most common allergens.
Mobiles Apple iPhone you won the battle for technological and commercial RIM Blackberry for some years. However, allergy specialists had another confrontation, which of these devices caused more allergic reactions .
According to a study presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology , the iPhone is again the winner. They decided to analyze the two most popular allergens, cobalt and nickel in the composition of ‘smartphones’.
“Approximately one third of all Blackberries containing nickel and cobalt . Neither of these two components were detected in the iPhones, “said in a press release , Tania Mucci, lead author of the research.
“The combination of these two metals can cause several allergic reactions, often manifested by itching along the cheekbones, jaw and ears , “said Mucci.
When it comes to the Blackberry flip model levels increase.Approximately 91% of the devices is 52% nickel and cobalt. These metals are used in jewelry, coins, and even makeup. The nickel target, is one of the most common contact allergens, affects 17% of women and 3% of men.
“Patients with allergies to these metals should consider using iPhones to reduce the likelihood of an allergic reaction. Blackberry users with known allergies should avoid lengthy telephone conversations and managing their mobile your symptoms start to show, “said Luz Fonacier, one of the authors.
Symptoms of allergies caused by nickel and cobalt allergy may includeredness, swelling, itching, eczema, blisters, skin lesions and sometimes scarring . For patients who are “hooked” on their phones, experts advise protecting your phone holsters, screen protectors to reduce allergic reactions.