Nickel sensitive children come in contact with nickel in many different forms throughout the day. Use Nickel in School Supplies: A Must-Know Guide to help you safely navigate the school year without a skin rash.
Items that may contain nickel include:
- Belts and buckles
- Binders – 3 ring and paper clip
- Blue jean studs and rivets
- Cell phones
- Coin currency
- Desk organizers
- Hair accessories
- Hole punches
- Jewelry (including ear and body piercing)
- Locks and lockers
- Musical instruments- metal keys and mouth pieces
- Pens and pencils
- Playground equipment
- Purses and backpacks
- Spiral bound notebooks
If your child has a nickel allergy, test these items with Nickel Alert® (dmg nickel spot detection kit) if there is prolonged contact or if a rash is noticed.
Some items like jewelry are easy to protect and continue using with Nickel Guard®
Other items like musical instruments will take a little more investigation to find a nickel free version.
Start the school season off right. Buy Certified Nickel Free™ products. Test metal items that have prolonged contact with your child’s skin. Protect against nickel with Nickel Guard or exchange for completely nickel free version.