Underwire Brassieres Are a Source of Nickel Exposure

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  • Sharon E. Jacob M.D.

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    1. University of California, San Diego–Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, California
    • Address correspondence to Sharon E. Jacob, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics (Dermatology), University of California, San Diego–Rady Children's Hospital, 8010 Frost Street, Suite 602, San Diego, CA 92123, or e-mail: sjacob@contactderm.net.

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Abstract

Underwire brassieres with metal rim supports are a potential source of nickel exposure to consider. Awareness and avoidance of such may also help prevent nickel sensitization.

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