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Ecological Considerations on Nickel Dermatitis
  1. Poul V. Marcussen
  1. Department of Dermatology, the Finsen Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark


    The incidence of nickel dermatoses has shifted from the plating industry to other occupations and particularly to non-occupational causes. A Danish survey of 621 cases shows that 4% are due to nickel plating, 9·5% to other occupations, and 86·5% were not due to occupation. A primary eruption not due to occupation had occurred in 14% of the occupational cases.

    The importance of preventive measures for the community more than for the adequately controlled industry is underlined.

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