• 30 MAY 11
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    1405: Mobile phone allergies on the increase

    From Duncan Roads, Editor, NEXUS Magazine:

    Mobile phone allergies on the increase

    According to an article on consumer health website www.itsmyhealth.com.au, dermatologists say they are seeing increasing numbers of allergic reactions to mobile phones.

    The article goes on to say that US dermatologists have warned of “cellular phone dermatitis” as an emerging problem, especially among adolescents, and that they believe it is likely to be more common than reported.

    They have described five adolescents, aged 12-18, who developed either eczema like rashes or lesions over their ears, cheeks and chin on one side of the face after regular use of a mobile phone.

    Four of the patients had a history of nickel dermatitis and all had mobile phones which tested positive for nickel, the dermatologists wrote in Paediatric Dermatology.

    The full article is available at http://www.itsmyhealth.com.au/healthy-living/news/mobile-phone-allergies.

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    Duncan M. Roads, Editor, NEXUS Magazine
    PO Box 30, Mapleton Qld 4560 Australia.
    Tel: 07 5442 9280; Fax: 07 5442 9381

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