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Infant Clothing Snaps as a Potential Source of Nickel Exposure


Address correspondence to Sharon E. Jacob, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics (Dermatology), University of California, San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital, 8010 Frost Street, Suite 602, San Diego, CA 92123, or e-mail:


Abstract:  Children’s clothes with metal snaps are a potential source of nickel exposure to consider in infants and very young children. Further more avoidance of this exposure may help prevent nickel sensitization.