Nickel allergy is the most prevalent form of Allergic Contact Dermatitis. Someone with a Nickel allergy may frequently have reactions following exposure to objects containing Nickel.
According to European Surveillance System on Contact Allergy (ESSCA) network, nearly a quarter of the population of Europe 23.4%) have a high frequency of sensitisation to Nickel. And there is a similar level of sensitisation in North America, with the North American Contact Dermatitis Group (NACDG) 19.5% of the population reporting adverse reactions to Nickel.
That’s more than 282 million people across just those two continents!
At a nickel a person, that would equate to more than $14million.
The use of nickel is now regulated in products which are intended to come into prolonged and direct contact with the skin.
AnchorCert Analytical, the team behind DermaKind™, is the leading Nickel testing specialist in the UK.
AnchorCert Analytical regularly partner with the Laboratory of the Government Chemist, The Nickel Working Group, the Nickel Development Institute, the British Medical Association and NIPERA (the Nickel Producers Environmental Research Association) to carry out ongoing research and evaluation of nickel testing and regulation.
AnchorCert Analytical also supports retailers and manufacturers in gaining REACH compliance. Our UKAS accredited laboratory offers all necessary REACH tests and our professional staff are experts in this field, closely involved in the latest developments.