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2014-07-14 09:40:21 AM
This is a really, really wonderful headline.
 
2014-07-14 10:16:06 AM
Which is why it should be eliminated for the safety of everybody, and treat those who have been exposed.

/works both ways
 
2014-07-14 10:41:21 AM
"...detected a chemical compound found in nickel..."

Elements do not work that way!
 
2014-07-14 10:47:56 AM
And THIS is how you remind me?
 
2014-07-14 10:54:59 AM
i908.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-14 11:06:01 AM
Back when the first Euro coins were introduced, the first coins were minted with a nickel alloy which caused many Europeans to get eczema reactions on their hands from handling the coins. Those coins had to be pulled, destroyed and reminted with a different alloy.
 
2014-07-14 11:34:44 AM

RexTalionis: Back when the first Euro coins were introduced, the first coins were minted with a nickel alloy which caused many Europeans to get eczema reactions on their hands from handling the coins. Those coins had to be pulled, destroyed and reminted with a different alloy.


Why aren't US nickels a problem then?
 
2014-07-14 11:39:00 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: RexTalionis: Back when the first Euro coins were introduced, the first coins were minted with a nickel alloy which caused many Europeans to get eczema reactions on their hands from handling the coins. Those coins had to be pulled, destroyed and reminted with a different alloy.

Why aren't US nickels a problem then?


The problem is that the Euro coins tend to corrode when in contact with human sweat and people will get nickel reactions from that. But people have reactions to the US Jefferson nickels, too.

http://allergies.about.com/od/allergies101/a/Money-Allergy.htm
 
2014-07-14 11:47:40 AM
Huh.  You learn something new every day.
 
2014-07-14 12:07:30 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: RexTalionis: Back when the first Euro coins were introduced, the first coins were minted with a nickel alloy which caused many Europeans to get eczema reactions on their hands from handling the coins. Those coins had to be pulled, destroyed and reminted with a different alloy.

Why aren't US nickels a problem then?


There hasn't been any actual nickel in nickels for some time.  The last one in Canada is around '65, which is why the twelve sided Canadian nickels are considered collectable and valuable.  I believe that they're primarily copper with a small percentage of nickel now, although they've also been made out of nickel-plated steel along the way as well.  Regardless, due to price, there's not much nickel in a nickel any longer.
 
2014-07-14 12:37:55 PM
Easy test for this one...

Do you wear silver jewelry without issue? Then it is not the nickle.

/Probably whatever you were cleaning it with.
 
2014-07-14 12:39:10 PM
Great headline.
+1 for subby
 
2014-07-14 12:39:31 PM
Ooooooh I bet lawyers are seeing dollar signs!
 
2014-07-14 12:39:40 PM
Joffery approves of this headline.

www.reactiongifs.us
 
2014-07-14 12:41:03 PM
Excellent headline.
 
2014-07-14 12:41:34 PM
img2u.info
Here's a clue... don't constantly put the iPad on your back.
 
2014-07-14 12:41:58 PM
WTF was that kid doing that he was getting a rash on his back?

I don't have the greatest relationship with nickel, but damn, I've never had that bad of a reaction from it.
 
2014-07-14 12:45:38 PM
So now this can give me VD. Thats just great.
 
2014-07-14 12:46:35 PM
PSA: If you are a guitar/bass player and have a nickel allergy, check your strings before you buy them. Many are wound with nickel wire.

// ever had your fingertips itch?
// happened to a friend who picked up one of my basses to fool around
 
2014-07-14 12:46:58 PM
Of course, the one comment on this article's webpage is from a fanboy.
 
2014-07-14 12:51:24 PM
The doctor bill must have cost him a pretty penny.
 
2014-07-14 01:00:13 PM

RexTalionis: But people have reactions to the US Jefferson nickels, too.


"You call that a tip, cocksucker!?!"
 
2014-07-14 01:00:35 PM
*golfclap.gif*
 
2014-07-14 01:02:03 PM

LesserEvil: [img2u.info image 380x464]
Here's a clue... don't constantly put the iPad on your back.


Look at this photograph. Every time I do it makes me laugh
 
2014-07-14 01:10:12 PM
Dang it, where's the "Romero" tag?
 
2014-07-14 01:15:31 PM
iRash
 
2014-07-14 01:22:55 PM
On the plus side, if you ever get a rash in you nether regions that you rather not have to explain to your SO... now you can just blame it on the iPad, thereby saving your relationship.

/Apple, is there nothing they can't do?
 
2014-07-14 01:34:27 PM
So after four years and millions of iPads sold, they're just noticing a problem now? Unlikely.
 
2014-07-14 01:35:35 PM
iSue
 
2014-07-14 01:35:43 PM
 A chemical compound found in nickel? What does that even mean? Nickel is a metal that can be mixed with other metals that are called alloys, such as stainless steel. Nickel plating has been used by Apple for decades as an EMI/RFI layer inside their devices, starting with early Macs where the plating of the case interior was done in the Philippians since no US company would do it on the cheap. Some may have deposited on an exposed edge of the iPad, which would lead to an allergic reaction to it, for people so disposed.
 
2014-07-14 01:36:23 PM
iOintment
 
2014-07-14 01:37:01 PM
iScratch
 
2014-07-14 01:47:17 PM
inflammation

Pronounced i-inflamation but have to do the douchy spelling
 
2014-07-14 02:01:24 PM

unyon: There hasn't been any actual nickel in nickels for some time.


There's nickel in literally every common-use "silver" colored coin minted in the US.  Everything that's not a Penny is 25% Nickel at the surface (the other 75% being Copper).

I'm not sure where you're getting this, but you're  incrediblywrong.

// Pennies are primarily Zinc
 
2014-07-14 02:17:44 PM

Best Princess Celestia: inflammation

Pronounced i-inflamation but have to do the douchy spelling


iNflammation

/would have FTFY, if not on mobile Fark
 
2014-07-14 02:23:02 PM
Loose change in your pocket and Jock Itch... makes one wonder.

3.bp.blogspot.com

/Scratching my balls
 
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2014-07-14 02:25:06 PM
DON'T POINT THAT farkING LASER POINTER IN MY FACE!
 
2014-07-14 02:36:04 PM
Context headline of the year
 
2014-07-14 02:36:54 PM

LesserEvil: [img2u.info image 380x464]
Here's a clue... don't constantly put the iPad on your back.


Rashes don't work that way.  If I have an allergic reaction it almost always results in hives on my back and intense itching on my back.  It usually doesn't matter if it's from something I ate or something I breathed in or anything to do with where I contacted the item.
 
2014-07-14 03:05:34 PM
www.consumerwarningnetwork.com
 
2014-07-14 03:35:28 PM

bingethinker: So after four years and millions of iPads sold, they're just noticing a problem now? Unlikely.


Back down, boy. You are the only one who sees this as an attack on your precious iProduct. At least until Surool gets here.

I see the problem as being the kid, not the electronics. It's on his back, he is likely taking it to bed and sleeping on it. And look at the size of that kid, you think he does anything else but mash on his fondleslab all day? He doesn't even have shoulders, it's just a taper down from the top of his head. I bet he looks like one of those childrens' wobbling punching bags.
 
2014-07-14 03:50:08 PM

LesserEvil: [img2u.info image 380x464]
Here's a clue... don't constantly put the iPad on your back.


That's gonna be tough. The only time my wife can't catch me watching pr0n on the iPad is when we're doing doggy.

/nickel: 5-10% of the earth is nickel. being allergic to nickel is like being allergic to oxygen
 
2014-07-14 04:11:35 PM
A lot of older harmonicas had high nickel content in their covers.  Some people would get sores on their mouths and think they had herpes.

If they were playing Nickelback on their harmonica, they deserved herpes.
 
2014-07-14 04:26:46 PM

HoratioGates: A lot of older harmonicas had high nickel content in their covers.  Some people would get sores on their mouths and think they had herpes.

If they were playing Nickelback on their harmonica, they deserved herpes.


I hate harmonica as much as I hate Nickelback. I wonder if playing Nickelback on harmonica would cancel out somehow.
 
2014-07-14 04:59:04 PM

unyon: There hasn't been any actual nickel in nickels for some time. The last one in Canada is around '65, which is why the twelve sided Canadian nickels are considered collectable and valuable. I believe that they're primarily copper with a small percentage of nickel now, although they've also been made out of nickel-plated steel along the way as well. Regardless, due to price, there's not much nickel in a nickel any longer.


According to the US Mint, the Jefferson nickel is an alloy of 25% nickel and 75% copper.

http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/circulatingcoins/?action=CircNic ke l
 
2014-07-14 06:14:20 PM
Nickelback kicks your puny basement dwelling bullshiat

/don't have an iPad
 
2014-07-14 08:54:12 PM

Dragonflew: bingethinker: So after four years and millions of iPads sold, they're just noticing a problem now? Unlikely.

Back down, boy. You are the only one who sees this as an attack on your precious iProduct. At least until Surool gets here.

I see the problem as being the kid, not the electronics. It's on his back, he is likely taking it to bed and sleeping on it. And look at the size of that kid, you think he does anything else but mash on his fondleslab all day? He doesn't even have shoulders, it's just a taper down from the top of his head. I bet he looks like one of those childrens' wobbling punching bags.


Chill out, junior. I didn't see it as an "attack" so much as I find it strange that people weren't experiencing this problem four years ago, if it's a real problem.

And you're the only one who felt the need to attack me, based on my rather mild comment. Remarks like "your precious iProduct" show what a brainwashed iHater you are. Get a life.
 
2014-07-15 08:59:18 AM
The Boston Globe reports this kid, this one case that all these internet ad clicks, I mean "news stories", are based on, had a first generation ipad with an aluminum case that later gets described as nickel, and then back to aluminum, then nickel.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2014/07/14/kids -c an-get-nickel-allergy-rash-from-ipad-study-shows/gsJisCVVWVCWbc15BTf8Z I/story.html
 
2014-07-15 10:41:58 PM
Apple stopped using any nickel plating on its devices a little over five years ago:

http://www.apple.com/environment/reports/docs/iPhone-3G-Environmenta l- Report.pdf

The kid in the photo or anyone else similarly affected must have a older iPad.
 
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