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Category: Nickel Release & Skin Sensitisation

  1. Safe Use of Nickel in the Workplace

    The Third Edition of Safe Use of Nickel in the Workplace was released in May 2008 to inform
    downstream users of nickel about the anticipated outcome of the European Nickel Risk

  2. Selection and use of stainless steels for skin contact and body piercing jewellery applications

    The European Directives 76/769/EEC and 94/27/ECC (12th amendment to 76/769/EEC, dated 30th June 1994) are sometimes referred to as the 'nickel or jewellery' directives. There are two separate issues, Body Piercing and Skin Contact. The selection and suitability of stainless steels for these uses is outlined.


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