Nickel in iPad Coating Can Cause Rash

By: NBC
By: NBC

Your iPad could cause a rash. According to a new report, it has to do with nickel.

An 11-year-old boy was recently treated for an itchy body rash that didn't respond to usual treatment. Doctors traced it to daily use of an iPad.

Turns out, the boy is allergic to nickel - a common allergy-inducing metal.

Doctors tested the boy's iPad and found a chemical compound that's found in nickel on the iPad's outer coating.

Nickel allergies can be caused by a variety of electronic devices, icluding laptops and cell phones.


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